I’m adding these thoughts now because I don’t want to forget them. Here’s some ideas to consider for later development.
The SAFE Network
When it comes the SAFE Network, we should make a clear message of intent.
“We want free and always open source. We don’t want closed source on our Network.”
- I think it’s important to set the tone for the Network community. It should be on the welcome page for every new user.
- There will be builders that upload closed source apps on the Network. Do we have a way to let others know if an APP is open or closed source? Maybe a requirement to post your code of the app you uploaded.
- There are 500+ Bitcoin clones today and growing. But they are NOT connected to Bitcoin. Is it possible to let independent Networks connect to the SAFE Network?
Assume there will be forked Networks for whatever reason. If we are to become the New Internet 2.0 then we need to allow a “bridge node” to connect other networks. So instead of having 500+ SAFE clones unconnected, we connect with all of them. Depending on which Network you are browsing, the rules change, just as they would if you traveled to a different country.
I realize this sounds insane and controversial. When I think about it, the Internet today does one thing really well, it connects everyone. I’m afraid the SAFE Network may not do that. It seems we will become a niche Network for only open source freedom loving people, but not much else.
All thoughts are welcome.