I think perspective is important as well. From my perspective, we have the network fundamentals and these should be agreed on fully. Yes, that makes some things able to be reduced to “some ideological” stance, but that is exactly what the fundamentals are, the ideology of the network/proposal.
Can they change/evolve, well I would hope so, given enough evidence they should.
This work at the moment is to allow people to have the safety features they have with the current alpha II network. That is appendable data, where the list of entries grows, but the delete call nullified an entry, so the entry was still there, but empty.
This allows folk to build apps that seem exciting, so great.
Now we are saying we will not nullify the entry, but we will add in multisig capabilities and give the apps the same capabilities they had, except to say an entry did not exist or deny what was in it.
That is pretty much it.
Public or Private Data
This is another miscommunication I think, they are both the same to the network. Vaults do not know the difference.
That is good actually like the larger the pool of possible stuff then the harder to find the stuff that you think is valuable or belongs to somebody you know. This is not listed as a fundamental, but is, it reverses security practices.
So move from an attackable silo like a server, surrounded by firewalls, in a nuclear bomb shelter being the “most secure” to here is the world’s data, all of it, encrypted, chunked and obfuscated. Which bit belongs to which file, well we don’t know.
So switch from hoarding stuff in a seemingly secure place to put it all public.
This is what we have always meant by secure the data, not the servers.
It seems there is confusion where folk thinks we are taking something away, we are not taking away what people think, but adding features here. The only thing we will take away is the ability to make an entry null (but still exist). SO instead of saying that never happened and we won’t tell you what “that” was, this means all changes are there to be seen.
Plus we will add in multi-sig proper etc.
tl;dr what we currently have is pseudo appendable data without multisig, what we will provide is actual appendable data with multisig. This should mean all apps, still work and the apps should continue to appear and be more powerful.
For actual removal of network data or temporary data then it can be done, we can edit in place with PARSEC as consensus to ensure those edits/deletes are handled efficiently. There are even some CRDT patterns like add/remove sets, orswat etc. and moves to allow some of these in byzantine settings, but all of that is a future consideration. right now we can launch a network with vaults from home, safecoin and with the security we need, Then that can evolve as it should.