Dr. Stefan Voigt
Geographer, Researcher at German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Founder and Chairman of the Executive Board
We have set out to shape the next generation of Internet search for the good of the public. We will achieve this goal – not with money as the driving force – but through a willingness to cooperate.
Dr. Frank Hauser
Risk Manager, CISO at the Société Générale
Member of the Executive Board
We need Open Search; a public and transparent search infrastructure that is independent of commercial interests.
Managing Director Plote Kommunikationsberatung
Member of the Executive Board, Co-Moderator Fachgruppe Ethics, Co-Lead #ethicsinsearch
“How do we want to live as a society? For all of us – whether individuals or organizations – it is crucial that we are able to make informed decisions and act with sovereignty. A transparent, diverse and neutral Internet search is the key to digital sovereignty.“
Dr. Christian Geminn
Lawyer, Managing Director of the provet research group, Universität Kassel
Member of the Executive Board
“The digital society needs infrastructures that promote freedom. The benchmark must be European fundamental rights and values, which must be promoted in the best possible way.
Dr. Anton C. Frank
Senior Science Manager, Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich
Co-Moderator Working Groups Ethics, Co-Lead #ethicsinsearch
“There is still much room for improvement for internet search. We are not lacking ideas, we are lacking data and infrastructures accessible for research and innovation. Therefore, an unbiased search index under democratic control is fundamental.”
Prof. Dr. Michael Granitzer
Co-Moderator Working group Tech, scientific director OpenWebSearch.eu
“As a user, I would like to choose my search engine based on my preferences, just like my newspaper”
Prof. Dr. Melanie Platz
Professor for Didactics of Primary Education – Focus on Mathematics, Saarland University
Co-Moderator Working Group Education + Search Literacy
“Already in primary school, children are expected to conduct internet-based searches. However, competent searching poses complex challenges that require search engine literacy. Opportunities for transparent, open searching as well as new teaching concepts need to be developed.”
Dr. Eva Bilhuber Galli
Management Consultant, Managing Director human facts ag
…because an open and free Internet search should be a fundamental democratic right in the digital age.
Dr. Christine Hungerer
An independent transparent search on the Internet!
Dr. Sven Hungerer
The scientific world needs an open and independent way to search the Internet – without commercialisation. Knowledge is power for all!
Dr. Günther Kohlhammer
Geophysicist and space expert, former CDO of the European Space Agency (ESA)
I want to decide without bias; for this I need free access to independent information.
Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller
Computer scientist, Director Leibniz Computer Centre Garching
The Internet was originally developed as an open communication infrastructure. This openness must be maintained, despite legitimate company interests, especially for important core tasks such as searching the Internet.
Dr. Martin Mittelbach
Head of Administration Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Tax Consultant, Managing Director of Steuerkanzlei Dietloff und Oettinger GmbH, Vice President LSWB e.V.
Dr. Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann
Computer Scientist, Founder MetaGer/SUMA e.V.
„If you put little things to little things, but do this more often, the little things will soon become big things.” (Confucius)