I have not seen anything on the forums to indicate that the PtD/PtP paradigms being discussed would function in the real world of scarce safecoins and abundant data.
Decompiling and rehashing with trivial changes is a dealbreaker for attempting to set up a gatekeeper model to incentivize software development. It essentially ensures that the best marketer wins.
I sincerely doubt there is any way around this; farming is functional because hard drive space is scarce, but software, as data, can never be scarce, so attempting to treat it as such is doomed to failure.
In my opinion, all efforts currently going toward PtD should instead go toward building platforms that make it easy for users to donate and subscribe to the producers they support - in the face of abundant produce, only a patronage model will suffice.
Let’s not try to shove the already-dysfunctional digital protection scheme square peg into our new, fair, secure, open network.