Nice @goindeep! Some thoughts on what to provide:
In essence, the SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) Network, is a server less, p2p, data and communications network, that is able to compliment and in time potentially replace data centres with the spare computing resources of the network’s users. The following video provides a decent high level overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdGH40oUVDY.
Capable of handling both structured and unstructured data, we anticipate the SAFE network will be capable of providing the infrastructure for any web service in existence today, including: storage/collaboration, video, VOIP, social networks…etc…and in time, smart contracts and computation. The following blog post helps to put the network in context with the existing centralised Internet: http://blog.maidsafe.net/2015/02/23/what-is-the-safe-network/
At the heart of the network is a crypto graphic token/coin called safecoin. The purpose of this is to incentivise behaviour from specific groups. In order to have a network we require end users to provide their computing resource. This is akin to mining in bitcoin without the wasted resource, we call this group ‘farmers’. In order that farmers feel compelled to contribute to SAFE, the network (not MaidSafe) rewards each each farmer in safecoin, the amount relating to how much resource they provided.
We also require app developers to create applications for the network and again we use safecoin as a built-in revenue stream. Each developer will code their safecoin wallet address into their application and based on how much it is used, the network rewards them in safecoin. In both cases, farmers and app developers can use these safecoins for other services (storage, VOIP minutes…etc…) on the network, or alternatively, take safecoin to a decentralised exchange and change them for bitcoins, or even cash. This paper provides more detail: http://maidsafe.net/docs/Safecoin.pdf
Development status: MaidSafe are currently just about to move into the third of 3 test nets prior to beta launch later this year, progress can be tracked here.
Hopefully this will provide a decent overview, let us know how you get on, or if you need any of these points clarified. Once again, thanks for all your help!