Reading the recent pTp poll I saw a few people mentioning alternative Safecoins, for example:
Which got me thinking: With Safecoin being part of the core network, will third party alternative Safecoin (alt-Safecoin) spin-offs even be possible to add as easy to install/apps, or will they require core module recompiles/forks to support - analogous to how alt-coins work in the bitcoin space?
If they are easy for anyone to add, will they only be handled by nodes that have also installed them or will all nodes be required to process their transactions in some form or other?
Personally I much prefer recompiles/forks being required to support any alt-Safecoins, as it is in the Bitcoin space. Safecoin is already speculated to be too chatty for the network to allow the simple irvinoshi method of division which as far as I can see brings the biggest question mark over Safecoins long term viability. So I would not appreciate it if anyone can start using my nodes resources to also run umpteen different alt-safecoins transactions through in addition to Safecoin. Also influencing my thinking is the debate on whether alt-coins are even worth supporting at all (1, 2, 3) when they do not bring any extra technical innovation to the table.