Media Placement

“Those who defend the free Internet against the state and corporations” I

Three years, five data centers, six universities, six third-party partners,…: The project was initiated in 2022 by 14 European partners with the aim to create an open, European search index. One of the partners being the Open Search Foundation in Starnberg near Munich.

For his book “Der Kampf um das Internet – Wie Wikipedia, Mastodon und Co. die Tech-Giganten herausfordern”, author Stefan Mey interviewed the Open Search Foundation‘s board members Stefan Voigt and Christine Plote about the basic ideas, motivations and drive behind the Open Search Initiative.

You can now read an excerpt from the interview on Telepolis (available in German):

Also in the book: a portrait of the Open Search Foundation. Find the book on the publisher’s website: