Announcing the BambooGarden Fund

One more is no doubt assumed: Safe Network App.

Your correct that git, but also many other apps who just want a filesystem will work perfectly well on Safe Drive if it is fast enough, and sufficiently POSIX compliant. But but important ifs, so we can’t assume that until we try them out.

Another early but not essential feature (not necessarily an app) will be easy link and file sharing. Not essential for launch, but also not very much work so may still be worth prioritising because of the benefit.

As soon as Safe Browser is updated and has APIs I expect there to be other useful apps created independently in to of what the team and fund are able to have ready at launch.


Couldn’t that functionality be a default landing page when starting the browser?


Some of its functions but not everything could be done in the browser. Depends what you call launch. If launch is going after joe public, it’s very important to avoid the CLI for installation, updates, and to keep a core set of features in one instantly accessible GUI along with permissions management.

A stand alone app makes onboarding, updates and core feature usability almost seemless.


Not only “very important”, I would say essential. CLI is a deal-breaker for joe-public.


And this is why we coined the term Minimum Viable Experience (MVE), and the route to that via the Safe Network App as the fastest way to get there.

You can still track along with what we’ve deemed in and out of the MVE in the feature tracker. If anyone wants to discuss or challenge the merits of any of it, then please fire up another thread, we’d be happy to discuss!


Search functionality is something that would be good to have. It’s something most apps need. Early on apps can just make a search index using some javascript search engine and download it, but as the amount of data grows, having to wait for a search index to download isn’t a great user experience.

There’s been interesting proposals in the past such as automatically indexed mutable data.


@intrz makes a good point. Hoping Labels and indexing are along the way to finishing up a good API for developers.


Question for the community / BGF committee:

Would it not make sense to let MaidSafe alone decide on funding for these launch essential items rather than subjecting that to the (potentially slow) deliberations of an 8-member committee? The committee can then decide on funding for apps (whether important for launch or not).

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I think that makes sense. MaidSafe could set its prioritises for network core and focus on this with the assistance of the committee where that’s helpful (ie saves MaidSafe time), while as a secondary activity the committee can be looking at next level priority things, typically none core apps.


Surely it was at the time we were proposing it.
It is not anymore, there are specific projects that are fusing content creation with patreon type of rewards baked in smart contracts. One of them is Audius (AUDIO).

The two models are different.

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There is a project with similar goals looking for secure file storage (IPFS) and secure browsing (SAFE BROWSER)

They already have a functioning network in place after 7 years of development

Would there be interest in providing solutions? Even jointly?

Could be a win-win.

I think you may mean Brave Browser?

I’m aware of both Brave and IPFS, and though I don’t know either in great depth and recognise some similarities in their goals, I don’t see any synergies or opportunities for collaboration. Others might.


OP updated to state we are now accepting the first proposals, and full details of the application process. Also a few other updates such as stating that the committee is now in place.

Created a new topic here to make as many people aware as possible.


Quadratic payments, surprised it has not been mentioned. Here is an old primer (old in DeFi space anyway) the space has moved in quite a lot of different directions since that was written.

this is not just another slight improvement to what exists. Rather, it’s an initial foray into a fundamentally new class of social technology which, has the potential to overturn how we make many public decisions, large and small.

On network updates and governance check out my posts starting here. The Safe Network will absolutely need a governance system for network upgrades and this is one of the smoothest examples out there. Prior experience has demonstrated that to not have a system like this in place will cost the core dev team many orders of magnitude more time in the long run as the greedy/malicious 1% exploit political flaws in the upgrade process to disrupt progress, because they can.


Made a cool $1.2m since.


Wow!! Kind of nuts that this fund has doubled in value since it was generously donated 2 months ago. Have the funds been allocated to any projects yet? Has anyone made any applications to make use of the funds?

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Anyone know when expansion of the proposals takes place? We think our project would really help Safe Network jump miles ahead right out of the starting line with broad based utility in the growth areas everyone agrees is the future for decentralized money and tech:

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Is it running? Or accessible? How donyou become a membwr?


Yes its running. currently accepting applications, see OP for more info