In the recent blog post it was let known that Maidsafe coins have been advanced from a supply caused by glithch. Though this project is running behind schedule the design of the Safe Network will be exemplary. To finish rolling out this software faster we should support the acquisition of additional funding.
MAID was created as a intermediary token to exchange for safecoin though I am hoping for decoupling of value after exchange becomes possible. After all MAID is it’s own currency.
I believe that the coins in question could be used to provide funding without sacrificing any of the DEV pool and without actually liquidating them.
On poloniex they are margin traded so it would be possible to borrow against them, provide funding and payback with the resulting appreciation. Of course that would not fly from the PR of it though. I seen someone on another thread suggest stamping them as separate and selling them and that may actually work in my opinion. Another thread discusses the DAO option. That seems interesting but it would be a lot of time and energy put into not even knowing if it would provide funding among other problems.
Here is what I would probably do if I was making the decision. Leave the coins where they are and issue bonds redeemable in safecoin. A crowd loan if you will. I am sure there is enough of us who would lend in this way.