We really need a viable independent, not for profit search engine. The time has come.
Very true, only problem is in more than 10 years online I haven't seen a single bot coming around that would be useful for such purpose. Some bots are, according to their own statement, merely for the use of reselling collected information while others, after years of crawling, are still "developing" the end result. Bing's crawling is pathetic while Yahoo! is doing fine, only few use Y! for search these days and persistent crawlers from Asia are of little use when you have little or no interest in traffic from that part of the world.
Oh well, maybe somewhere a mushroom will pop up ...... wishful thinking ;o)