Welcome to SUMA-EV !

The world's digital knowledge is becoming increasingly concentrated on the Internet. It's essential that this knowledge is accessible for everyone, something which search engines play a vital part in (see our Guidelines for details).

Privacy Protected German Search Engine MetaGer.net Now Free Software

Therefore we have founded a nonprofit organisation to help secure free access to the knowledge and information embodied in the Internet: "SUMA-EV", the official title has been: "Association for the Promotion of Search Engine Technology and Free Access to Knowledge". In 2009 we changed this title to: "SUMA-EV - Association for Free Access to Knowledge", to include any forms of technology gaining access to knowledge. (The short name SUMA derives from the abbreviation of the German word for "search engine", Suchmaschine).

Further projects and information about SUMA-EV is available at:

The founding members of SUMA-EV at 5th of July 2004:

Patron of the association is the inventor of MP3 and director
of the Institute for Media Technology at the University of Ilmenau
Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg