Why create another search engine? There's already so many.
Well the problem with all of the existing search engines is all they
do is some form of keyword searches. We hope to make Sprawler the world's
first "smart" search engine, meaning that it not only searched for words
but what you meant by those words. Many search engine users know the bother
of scrolling through hundreds of results without any finding anything
related to their search. We, the developers of Sprawler hope to alleviate
that pain. Now, how we plan on actually implement our ideas is yet to be
disclosed. We want to make sure that none of them are stolen by big
companies who try to sue us for the rights to our own intellectual property.
I can understand programmers, but why do you need a patent lawyer?
In a word, insurance. We want to make sure we can keep this project
open source, while at the same time making sure that a company doesn't try
to come in and take our ideas and claim them as their own, then sue us for
stealing their ideas or code.
If this is free software, and no one gets paid, why do you need donations?
A few reasons:
The beta.sprawler.com one is an improved version of the one on www.sprawler.com, and is MUCH faster, returns better results, more scalable, more modular, etc. It is the "next step" in the move towards the full version. For a more detailed description, check the Release Info, or join the Sprawler development team and help us create the answer.
This FAQ didn't answer my question. Who/What/When/Where/Why/How ...?
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