Gigablast OSS search engine

Jann Eike KRUSE jannkruse at
Thu Sep 15 22:26:20 UTC 2016

Same here, both Gigablast and CommonSerach are new to me, but I've heard about YaCy:

I like the fact that they decentralize search, and as far as I
understand, both the crawling and the (meta)data storage + server.
But I haven't really looked deeply into it yet.

On 16/09/16 00:57, Henning Jacobs wrote:
> I did not know about Gigablast (yet).
> Here some other ambitious OSS search engine project (does not try to
> mimic Google, aims for the 90% use case):
> On 15.09.2016 20:07, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I found an open source search engine, what looks-like useable:
>> Strange that I've never heard of it before, it's OSS since 2013:
>> When I search for the word "license" in the source code I find many
>> different licenses like GPL2 or higher, LGPL, MIT, Apache, Lucent,
>> OpenSSL, Eric Young.
>> The search engine did not found all pages, but after adding them
>> everything was found directly.
>> And many sites are allready indexed.
>> There is an advanced search with many possibilities:
>> Disadvantage: There is also a "commercial version" what seems to be
>> faster, not sure about the license there. Not sure what I am using when
>> I use the webinterface at Does somebody know someone who
>> uses for sure the OSS version?
>> Yes, I've heard about YaCy. But when I tested it, I found it not
>> useable. e.g. here: more sites here:
>> Any comments?
>> With regards,
>> Paul van der Vlis.
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