This is an attempt to build an open-source, community-driven, distributed, non-commercial search engine as an alternative to Google.
Legeon is an Old Russian number meaning 105 (or 1012). That's the difference from Google which comes from googol meaning 10100: while Google is aiming at larger quantity of results at the cost of quality, Legeon should provide smaller number of higher quality results.
The code of the search engine will be developed in accordance with standards opposite to some modern trends in software development. These standards are tentatively named Code as Art and will be also explained here.
The implementation of this initiative is influenced by ideas of ALVIS project and WAIS.