Telepolis: “Those who defend the free Internet against the state and corporations”

Three years, five data centers, six universities, six third-party partners,…: These are just a few of the parameters for the EU project, which was initiated in 2022 by the Open Search Foundation and 13 European partners with the aim of creating an open, European search index.

For his book “Der Kampf um das Internet – Wie Wikipedia, Mastodon und Co. die Tech-Giganten herausfordern”, author Stefan Mey also interviewed Open Search Foundation board members Stefan Voigt and Christine Plote about the basic ideas, motivations and drive behind the Open Search Initiative.

You can now read an excerpt from the interview on Telepolis (available in German):

Also in the book: a portrait of the Open Search Foundation. Find the book on the publisher’s website: