This means I won't be contributing.
First, because there is no means to contribute to a closed-source project. Second, because I don't want to divert time and effort into a proprietary project
And thirdly, a "job candidate search" needs special settings & additions to cover the specific use-case.
And to achieve that, open source and -licence is a requirement.
@silmathoron Thanks for the pointer!
Source code has interesting concepts and is certainly useful.
Unfortunately, what you say, appears true: it is very specific to Peertube. It ties to the peertube APIs tightly.
I guess crawling the HTML interface, besides being more "implementation agnostic", makes privacy concerns much simpler: any data found is public by nature. Using an API has the downside that it might expose data that people did not think would be indexed and searchable.
SearchX is a metasearch engine. Which means, is does not have its own crawler, but is a "proxy" to existing engines. But if you happen to know if of engines it uses has a good index of fediverse profiles, it could work.
We've made some headway with ScraPy which then imports into Meilisearch. It appears that making a fediverse crawler and search doable in little time (weeks, or days). Open Source, off course.
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