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The People's Search Service

Jason Fried asks “Would you pay $5/month for Google if it wasn’t free”?

Dave Winer says “Clone the Google API”.

I’d like to join those together and ask “Would you pay $80/month to own a part of the infrastructure that powered a free implementation of the Google API”? In other words, rent a dedicated (low-end) server from the likes of Layered Technologies, or EV1Servers, and use it to run a distributed part of the crawling, indexing, or querying part of a full-on search engine.

Why would this be a good thing?

What would this take?

What could go wrong?

So would I pay?

So would you pay, or contribute?