Open Search Foundation e.V.
The Open Search Foundation e.V. is a European movement of people and organisations that work together to create the foundation for independent, free and self-determined access to information on the Internet. In cooperation with research institutions, computer centres and other partners, we’re committed to a searching the web in a way that benefits everyone. The promotion of research in the field of search engines, plus education and cooperation, form the pillars of our work.
»Internet search concerns us all. It enriches our democracy, as long as its cornerstones – trust, diversity and transparency – are upheld. I am very happy that we as an NGO are helping in this project to bring these values back to web search.«
Christine Plote, Board member of the Open Search Foundation, Manager of the osf’s ethics working group
“Open Web Search will give Europe a boost in innovation. Science, the European data economy and the economy as a whole will be able to use the open web index as an innovation platform and data source,” says Dr Stefan Voigt, board member of the Open Search Foundation and head of the OpenSearch@DLR project from DLR’s German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD). “This is particularly important for future AI innovations and for other European infrastructures such as the European Open Science Cloud or GAIA-X.”
Dr. Stefan Voigt, Founder and Chairman of the Executive Board of Open Search Foundation