Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Saturday, February 7, 2004

The Next Big Thing In Search: Open Source

Web search is a basic requirement for internet navigation, yet the number of web search engines is decreasing. Today's oligopoly could soon be a monopoly, with a single company controlling nearly all web search for its commercial gain. That would not be good for users of the internet. Only an open source search engine could be fully trusted to be without bias. All existing major search engines have proprietary ranking formulas, and will not explain why a given page ranks as it does. Additionally, some search engines determine which sites to index based on payments, rather than on the merits of the sites themselves.



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posted by Robin Good on Saturday, February 7 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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