YaCy Creator Interview | LAS s30e09

YaCy Creator Interview | LAS s30e09

Michael Christen the creator and maintainer of YaCy search joins us to discuss his free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet using a unique Peer-to-peer technology.

Plus who’s building Linux, the big Docker news, a look ahead at the next big Gnome release…


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Michael Christen YaCy Maintainer:


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YaCy is a free search engine that anyone can use to build a search portal for their intranet or to help search the public internet. When contributing to the world-wide peer network, the scale of YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages. It is fully decentralized, all users of the search engine network are equal, the network does not store user search requests and it is not possible for anyone to censor the content of the shared index. We want to achieve freedom of information through a free, distributed web search which is powered by the world’s users.


  • What’s the key reason you believe decentralized search is important?

  • How does YaCy help combat censorship?

  • Can I use YaCy on my school/work network to index all of the material on our intranet?

  • I want to run YaCy on a VPS, can it be configured to crawl faster than my home PC since it has a faster connection?

  • How would I know that some YaCy machine in the globe does not collect all the requests it gets?

  • Could YaCy be used to index the TOR network?

  • And more in show, not documented here.

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— NEWS —

About once a year, the Linux Foundation analyzes the online repository that holds the source code of the kernel, or core, of the Linux operating system.

As well as tracking the increasing complexity of the ever-evolving kernel over a series of releases from versions 3.0 to 3.10

The report also reveals who is contributing code, and the dominant role corporations now play in what began as an all-volunteer project in 1991.

Over 80 percent of code is contributed by people who are paid for their work

The Linux Foundation notes that contributions have been increasing from companies that make mobile and embedded systems, such as Linaro, Samsung, and Texas Instruments.
Contributions from individual developers must have sign-offs before being incorporated into the official kernel code.

Corporate employees truly dominate, with just over 5 percent of approvals by volunteers.

The increasing size of the Linux kernel is due to the incorporation of significant new features, including a file system optimized for solid-state drives and support for the 64-bit ARM microprocessors used in embedded and mobile devices.

That’s evident in today’s news that the company has raised $15 million in a Series B round led by Greylock Partners, with minority participation from Insight Venture Partners and existing investors Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures. Also participating is Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang, who has participated in previous

Docker will use the funding to push toward the general availability of the Docker environment, develop commercial services that pair with the open-source technology and build a team to support the growing community.

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