What is OnYun?
OnYun is a distributed search engine. It is powered by the users pc's
that make up the internet. It is written in 100% pure Java, which
means it will run on almost any computer.
OnYun uses seed information you provide it to begin searching
the internet and collection useful information. Optionally OnYun can
review your browsing history to use as clues to your interests.
OnYun downloads and indexes information to your pc to make it
available for searching and to share with others in the OnYun network.
The downloaded information is classified and categorized, much like
the books in a library. When you perform a search the data found by other
peoples pc's is also available to you.
How is OnYun Different?
Unlike other search engines, you are in control of how information
is presented and what matters most to you. You have the ability to control
many aspects of the searches and how the results are presented. For example you can choose how long to gather search results like 2 minutes to 2 days. Also you can determine what is most important to you. Is content with more pictures more important or a greater bulk of content.
How does OnYun Work?
Once information is downloaded to your pc, it is always accessible even if the
original source of the data is no longer available. You can manipulate and
mark up the information to use it for your own purposes. You can create
projects and share them with other people in order to collaborate. Each persons contributions are clearly indicated.
Users have the ability to store their files privately or share them
with others in the OnYun network.
Other popular search engines use secret algorithms to determine a pages
rank and where it is displayed in your search results, OnYun takes a different
approach. Pages are not ranked or rated. Pages are evaluated only on their
own merit. Pages are classified based on their contents not on populartity.
OnYun is built using proven technologies that have existed for 10 years. Its core is based on several popular , mature and current open-source software packages including:
Lucene search engine
Jetty web server
The back-end supporting systems are constructed with Microsoft server technologies
What's the Status?
We have built a very early prototype of the software to solidify the user interface and as a proof of concept. We are more than pleased with the results of our efforts and have chosen to move forward with the project. If you haven't already you can get a sneak peak of the software in our video.
How can you Help?
We have full time jobs just like everyone else so in order to work on the OnYun project full time we need your support. Reaching our funding goal will allow us to add several full time professional developers to our team and make this project a reality. We will also solicit input, feedback and beta testers from our backers. Since OnYun will support 29 different languages we will definately need some help translating all of user interface items.
Whats in it for Me?
OnYun will be a 100% free, Open Source downloadable software package on par with other commercial search engine offerings.
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