“With a market share of over 90 percent, Google is regularly the number one search engine in Europe. Since 2004, “googling” has been officially listed as a verb in the dictionary and stands for searching or researching on the Internet with the application of the subsidiary of the US umbrella company Alphabet. As the gateway for a large number of Europeans and citizens worldwide, Google not only opens up information, but also helps determine their view of the Internet and the things depicted on it.” …

The full blog article at California18 can be found here: https://california18.com/missing-link-open-web-index-to-make-europe-independent-in-searching/9087352023/

Shania Ender from Human Facts introduces the Open Search Foundation and its goals and explains why we all should leave our own comfort zone in order to give smaller search engines a chance – too, “even if that means that our search no longer yields almost a billion results or takes longer than 0.8 seconds.”

Read the full article on the Human Facts website.

“In Europe, a group called the Open Search Foundation has proposed a plan to create a common internet index that can underpin many European search engines.”

Eine ausführliche Analyse über die Ziele und Organisation der Open Search Foundation und Kommentare zum Whitepaper finden sich auf Dragotin’s Blog. Er endet mit einem sicherlich zutreffenden Ausblick: “Building a lasting, productive and well established community will be the vital question for the whole project in my opinion. Offering a great idea, which this initiative is without question, will not be enough to motivate people to participate long term.”

In diesem Sinne: Wie wäre es mit einer Mitarbeit bei einer der osf-Fachgruppen? Wir freuen uns über aktive Mitstreiter:innen!

Hier geht’s zum Artikel: https://dragotin.wordpress.com/2020/06/14/open-search-foundation/