Think of an entity with nearly unlimited computational resources like
the NSA/govts across the world-- if the main network gets attacked and corrupted at any time by
data centers with billions of VMs pretending to be individual nodes
with average network specs, or engineering the average specs-- remaining online for a year or two, gaining
reputation, then shutting them off, could a large amount of the data be
disappeared? I think that adding in a channel feature in the MaidSafe
network might be a good idea, but it will start fresh – say a 32-byte
identifier with the default being all 0s for the original MaidSafe
network-- and ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ01245 (or other string) could be a different
MaidSafe network with it’s own currency, etc-- allowing people to 'fork’
their own by setting identifiers if the main one gets corrupted.
I recognize this kind of conflicts with the current business model for MaidSafe-- but it’s important to recognize possible threats.