I' now view venture-funded vs. bootstrapped as just as important a distinction as proprietary vs FOSS.
VCs invest in companies that they think will either 1) fail or 2) as 10× as big. No one can grow 10× by organically growing their current user base with a good product—they have to change *something*. And those changes frequently harm/abuse current users.
h/t @schlink re: Wire
Just made my profile cover picture based one of the amazing artworks of @fsfe
Feel free to use and share it if you like
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@mayel @email@example.com Just out of curiosity - is searX unable to retrieve results for you today, due to google captcha?
If so, fairly sure we're seeing Google responding to this "threat" to their tracking everyone - i.e. "these indexes are ours, we created them, and we alone will use them."