Gigablast OSS search engine

Paul van der Vlis paul at
Fri Sep 16 08:52:21 UTC 2016

Op 15-09-16 om 23:57 schreef Henning Jacobs:
> 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):

Nice design and good idea, but don't know if they have the knowledge to
make a good search engine. Gigablast has something what works, but not
sure it's good enough for me.

Some links:

An interesting question: If a website publishes the source code of the
software they are using, how do you know they are not using something
what's modified?

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

> 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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