Search Engine on

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at
Fri Jul 23 05:56:03 UTC 2010

On 07/23/2010 01:27 AM, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> What I think we need to protect is API compliance and to ensure that
> we can reimplement a service on our own as a replacement if the
> external service goes up in smoke for some reason. Which means we need
> services with documented stable APIs and we need to identify an
> existing open codebase that we can rebuild into a replacement service
> that conforms to the APIs we make use of in any 3rd party service
> provider we choose to rely on.. but not necessarily the same codebase
> that the 3rd party service provider is running.

Since you generalized from "search engines" to "web services", I feel 
the need to outline another case which goes beyond search engines: 
access to our own data.
Supposedly for example we use a web service for hosting and sharing 
images and that service goes down in flames. We can replace it with 
another solution, maybe a Free and self-hosted, but our data "in the 
cloud" was already lost, is too late.

nicu :: ::

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