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    Search the Commons

    INFO SCIENCE: The movement to find and create public domain content really is making some huge strides currently. I find myself using more open-source software than ever before (I download more programs from SourceForge than from any other source), using Wikipedia on a daily basis, finding great new music under a Creative Commons license, and even contributing on occasion.

    Well, a cool new feature from Yahoo! might help keep this movement going. Now you can search specifically for Creative Commons content using Yahoo!'s new Creative Commons search feature.

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    I wish someone would make a search engine that would search all the various open-source repositories. (Sourceforge, Fresh Meat, BerliOs, etc.)

    Or, I wish I had the time to learn the Google API and do it myself... maybe after I quit my job and move... :)

    March 25, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Grant

    Actually, that is what A9's XML based searching is about, Andy. You could add "engines" for other sites and have your favorite search engine query all the different sources you want and the build the results.

    March 25, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjuliuss

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