Opening of the Open Search Symposum : There are four large indexes of the web: Google, Microsoft, Yandex and Baidu. We need a European index!

An index using: 1) Collaborative, distributed computing and hosting; 2) Open source; 3) Public moderation and transparency

@djoerd @Erik
What's the reason you're not mentioning #DuckDuckGo? My daily driver for well over a year now and been perfectly happy with it.

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Goal: Make a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

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