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Free, distributed search with YaCy 1.0

Karsten on Free Software - Today we published a press release about a distributed Free Software search engine: YaCy 1.0.  At FSFE, we don’t usually do press releases about new software. But this time, it’s about a broader point: The rise of distributed systems.

There are more and more Free Software projects that replace centrally run services with distributed ones. For example, identi.ca (running on status.net) offers a Free Software alternative to Twitter; diaspora  and many others provide a free, distributed alternative to Facebook; and so forth.

Now YaCy fills a significant gap: A free, distributed search engine.