rasbeer
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YaCyPi - Turnkey Raspberry Pi based Internet Search EngineK

Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:53 am

I think their Kickstarter campaign explains it pretty well:
What is YaCyPi:
YaCyPi will be a turnkey solution for the Raspberry Pi with the goal of turning a common ordinary Raspberry Pi (Model B) into your very own search engine. Using the software YaCy, you no longer need to be bound by Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc for your internet queries.

We believe that society benefits from free access to information. In order for this to be possible information needs to be freely accessible by everyone. Currently the domain of search is controlled by corporations who have the ability to manipulate results.

When Google was first designed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, they made the following claim: "But we believe the issue of advertising causes enough mixed incentives that it is crucial to have a competitive search engine that is transparent and in the academic realm." [ Citation: Appendix A ]
Sadly, today search engines are dominated by corporate and government interests. Between free information and the user, a vital link is missing: free search.

YaCy aims to correct this problem. YaCy is the missing link between free content and the search-engine independent user. Only a decentralized search engine technology can ensure free access to knowledge.

What is YaCy:
YaCy is a software stack that allows for free internet searches through a decentralized network. YaCy claims to be, "Web Search by the people, for the people."
See
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/145 ... net-search
http://yacypi.org/
http://yacy.net/

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