Am 25.11.2010 08:27, schrieb Nicu Buculei:
IIRC, there was no consensus reached.
An important amount of people have concerns about us relying
on/promoting a proprietary service. There are also voices saying some
other projects receive money from Google for something like this. And
other voices pointing to the little value of having a Google search when
the default browser (Firefox) has the search box inside its UI.
1) Switching to
some more free/libre web search is a honorable idea, but
IMHO there is no service around which is nearly as stable and as
reliable as google, yahoo, bing and so on. Projects like yacy are good
efforts to offer independent ways of searching but with a start page for
new users we should have an eye on highest reliability.
2) That's right. Ubuntu is earning money from Google and even from
Microsoft for placing Bing second on the search field. I think that can
cut both ways: On the one hand you get money for your project and can
"do something good". But on the other hand you leave the noble goals a
bit behind or even sell a piece of your soul. ;-)
At the moment Fedora is promoting Google. But why not take money for that?
3) The search field in Firefox is nice for users which are used to it.
But for the absolutely new user a big friendly search box in the middle
is much more comfortable.