Here’s something to show people when they ask how long to launch.
I don’t have enough time to fill it all in but maybe @moderators can make it a Wiki so everyone can add to it.
2006 David Irvine has first plans of SAFE Network and finishes version in Python
2007 - 2014 MaidSafe pitches SAFE to hundreds of Universities & groups for support.
2010 MaidSafe protects its work from trolls & big corps with tens of patents, to ensure the technology stays GPL open source & free for all the people of the world.
2014 MaidSafe raises $8m in the first major ICO ever, to fund SAFE’s development
2013 - 2015 TEST 1 - 17 networks & Alpha 1 & 2 are successful in proving underlying technology
2017 MaidSafe expands its team to 30+ people with teams for frontend, backend etc
- Alpha 3 for routing
- Alpha 4 for vaults from home
Alpha 5- To be Announced?? Wat?? Yes, if needed then there could be some more. “Ugh!!”
- Beta for test SafeCoin
- Launch for changing the world
- Post-launch apps such as DEX etc
etc etc etc…
You guys get the point.
This will be great to have, to show the progress of what has been done and the capabilities of the group doing them, so people can gague for themselves how long left.
The more details everyone adds, the more powerful this becomes, to show people who ask.