We’ve had enough of digital monopolies and surveillance capitalism. We want an alternative world that works for everyone, just like the original intention of the web and net.

We seek a world of open platforms and protocols with real choices of applications and services for people. We care about privacy, transparency and autonomy. Our tools and organisations should fundamentally be accountable and resilient.


maze@strahlungsfrei.de [LibreList] Re: [redecentralize] Search Tech Talk 2015-10-17 01:08:30 (3 years 11 mons 19 days 18:45:00 ago)

Hi Hugh,

searching the web is, at least in Europe, a very monopolistic matter. I think it is one important task to build (decentralized, if possible) alternatives to Google search et al. This could be a very interesting talk to listen to, in my opinion. 

So, a +1 from me. Would gladly attend your talk!


Am Fr, 16. Okt, 2015 um 2:23 schrieb Hugh Barnard <hugh.barnard@gmail.com>:
Hi folks

Just to do a little 'expressions of [dis]interest' research.

I have a talk on search engine tech fundamentals that I've given at a Raspberry Pi jam and a tech college. I feel that understanding/developing search is important for:

- critical appraisal of current engines
- building 'honest' engines and encouraging [as in 2000] diversity in search
- hooking bits of the 'freed' infrastucture together and making them discoverable

This isn't a university/commercial level talk [no discussion of scaling-up, heavyweight discussion of parsers, tokenisers etc.] it's for people that want to start/know-a-little-more

So would anyone be interested in hearing/engaging with this? Otherwise I can sit back and listen to a whole host if interesting stuff, my original plan.

All the best Hugh