[Dev] About DuckDuckGo offer to Parabola...

Jim Morgan jim at jimmorgan.us
Wed Oct 31 02:19:45 GMT 2012


Pending details on how it will work, I can't think of any objections. I do agree with Charles' suggestion and believe it should be implemented.

/j

Charles E Roth <cer at a2c3.co> wrote:

>I think the REVENUE SHARING idea is fine if:
>
>1) We make clear to DDG they have to continue to meet our privacy & 
>freedom goals
>
>2) We disclose on the Wiki the arrangement.
>
>CER
>
>
>
>
>On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 05:39:22PM -0700, Andr�� Silva wrote:
>> Hi parabolers, I received a email from duckduckgo by Prakash
>Swaminathan
>> because they want to know if it could be included on our browsers. I
>> answered that we have included duckduckgo as main search engine on
>our
>> browsers. So, they proposed 2 things for us. I would to put those
>mails to
>> parabola mail list to that we decide in community.
>> 
>> Here are the following messages:
>> 
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> 
>>  Subject:  DuckDuckGo as a search option in Parabola
>>  Date:  Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:18:18 +0530
>>  From:  Prakash Swaminathan <prakash at duckduckgo.com>
>>  To:  emulatorman at lavabit.com
>>  CC:  eli at duckduckgo.com
>> 
>> Andr�,
>> 
>> At DuckDuckGo, we believe that�privacy�and better search are not
>mutually
>> exclusive.
>> 
>> We are available in Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, Opera and can offer
>your
>> users a compelling alternative search option.
>> 
>> What is the process to add DuckDuckGo to Parabola?
>> 
>> Kind regards,
>> Prakash
>> --
>> 
>> Prakash Swaminathan, �https://duckduckgo.com/
>> 
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> 
>>  Subject:  Re: DuckDuckGo as a search option in Parabola
>>  Date:  Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:19:31 -0200
>>  From:  Andr� Silva <emulatorman at lavabit.com>
>>  To:  Prakash Swaminathan <prakash at duckduckgo.com>
>> 
>> Prakash,
>> 
>> At Parabola, DuckDuckGo is our main search engine, eg: duckduckgo was
>> included in about:home and search bar in iceweasel-libre and icecat.
>Others
>> browsers as Konqueror-libre contains DuckDuckGo as search engine
>option on
>> our distro [0].
>> Other search engines as Google, Yahoo and Bing were removed in our
>distro,
>> due that they doesn't respect our privacy.
>> We put those modifications in a patch [1] [2] and was created a
>package
>> called mozilla-searchplugins, that includes DuckDuckGo in our plugins
>list
>> for Mozilla based browsers [3].
>> We believe and advocate the freedom and privacy in the computing and
>in this
>> case DuckDuckGo, Seeks and YaCy are the best search engines for our
>distro.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Andr� Fabian Silva Delgado
>> 
>> [0]
>>
>https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre.git/tree/libre/kdebase-runtime-libre/duckduckgo_lite.desktop
>> [1]
>>
>https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre.git/tree/libre/iceweasel-libre/libre.patch
>> [2]
>>
>https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre.git/tree/libre/icecat/libre.patch
>> [3]
>>
>https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre.git/tree/libre/mozilla-searchplugins/duck-duck-go-lite.xml
>> 
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> 
>>  Subject:  Re: DuckDuckGo as a search option in Parabola
>>  Date:  Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:36:47 +0530
>>  From:  Prakash Swaminathan <prakash at duckduckgo.com>
>>  To:  Andr� Silva <emulatorman at lavabit.com>
>>  CC:  eli at duckduckgo.com
>> 
>> Andr�,
>> 
>> Thanks! �Delighted to hear that we are the default search engine in
>> Parabola.
>> 
>> We offer revenue-share in two ways:
>> 
>> - If DuckDuckGo is the default search engine we split revenue 50-50%
>> 
>> - If DuckDuckGo is an option among other search engines, we would
>split 25%�
>> 
>> Would this be of interest to you?
>> 
>> Kind regards,
>> 
>> Prakash
>> 
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> 
>>  Subject:  Re: DuckDuckGo as a search option in Parabola
>>  Date:  Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:22:05 -0200
>>  From:  Andr� Silva <emulatorman at lavabit.com>
>>  To:  Prakash Swaminathan <prakash at duckduckgo.com>
>> 
>> Prakash,
>> 
>> I'm very grateful by the offer that you are sending for Parabola by
>my
>> intermediation, but our distro was created by a small community of
>> hackers, and i think that the best way is send your offer to our
>mail. I
>> give to you the following email to that you can communicate to us:
>> 
>> dev at lists.parabolagnulinux.org
>> 
>> Waiting your response soon, kind regards:
>> Andr� Fabian Silva Delgado
>> 
>
>
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