[Design-team] Self Introduction / Fedora startpage

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Thu Nov 25 09:11:42 UTC 2010

On 11/25/2010 11:03 AM, Vinzenz Vietzke wrote:
> 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.

This is the Board decision to make and I remember all those points were 
raised in that discussion.

> 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?

Apparently we bring them an amount of users little enough to worth money.

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