A new search engine plans to do battle with the giants, i.e. Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. YaCy plans to put the search into the hands of users by giving out its indexing engine around the Internet for free.
This interesting bit of information was found on Fellow Geek in their post, “Open Source DIY Search Engine YaCy.” Yes, you read that correctly. Anyone can download the YaCy engine and help the search engine get better and spread the number of queries.
YaCy will also be harder to censor than existing systems because they won’t be routing queries through centralized servers before delivering them to users. The YaCy search page already has 600 volunteers processing queries and indexing information.
This is interesting, but it seems like some machine assisted indexing might be in order?
Melody K. Smith
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