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I don't specifically mean "non evil" alternatives. For things like Usenet search, I mean any alternatives at all. I've no idea what there is. For web search, I haven't properly (i.e. for a reasonably long amount of time) tried anything other than Google for about 6 years now. So I have no idea what the competition is really like.
The idea is to discuss this on the mailing list, and find all the best alternatives. Or ways to build them, or organisations that could build them. This could be anything from a simple script to give MSN a lighter interface, to a community run search engine project.Francis Irving, 15 years ago.