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Re: What search engine best at "Freedom-Respecting"?

From: Greg Farough
Subject: Re: What search engine best at "Freedom-Respecting"?
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2023 10:07:13 -0400
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On Sat, Jul 15 2023, Ali Reza Hayati <> wrote:

> On 7/14/23 18:52, Ignis wrote:
>> On Tue, 6 Dec 2022 15:12:37 +0000, Paul Sutton via libreplanet-discuss
>> wrote:
>>> I would guess Duckduckgo is much better than the main search engines
>>> such as Google and Bing.  There are several such as SearX which are more
>>> decentralised, but can also be self hosted, which that comes with the
>>> price tag of time, resources, cost and effort to set up and maintain.
>> Speaking of SearX, these are all still meta search engines that rely
>> on
>> centralised search engines for the index. I tried YaCy once before, which
>> is a P2P search engine that relies on a decentralised index, but it was
>> written in Java and consumed so much RAM that my server crashed.
> I miss previous messages but I have to mention that network services
> aren't free or nonfree; they raise other issues:

That's correct.

Personally, I like Wiby. It's catered to personal sites / the "small
web," though. So, it might not be great for doing dissertation
research or something like that.



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