I understand, because people trust DDG and would like it to expand. The best way to let more people know about DDG is for users to spread the word to their friends and family.

Remember, !G (and others) have thousands of employees while DDG has a small handful of employees. A couple of years back there was a short-lived project to create a DDG browser, but it was found that it is more productive to use Firefox (or other Gecko based browser such as Pale Moon, Waterfox, etc.) and apply existing privacy extensions.

Thanks for using DDG and thanks for your suggestions!
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 1 month ago Link

What about the option of sponsoring projects to create a branded spin? I know that DDG has sponsored the Linux Mint Project and Mailpile in the past (not sure about sync or cloud storage services) and it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask their in-house teams to mock up some themes and stylings that represent the DDG brand.

Not the same as an official release, of course, but possibly an interesting middle ground and I would say a nice way to support open source projects without taking up to much of their resources.
posted by Zhyl 4 years and 1 month ago Link