This company is not immune to the billion dollar bat to the head. We can all agree that this technology has great potential. As such it will be a very enticing acquisition target for those with deeeeeep pockets. What happens to privacy security and freedom once these giants set their eyes on Maidsafe.
First thing they’ll do is strip the system of anonymity. Then introduce a monitoring system. It will be subtle at first then eventually well known. Patents can be bought, GPL license eliminated (closing the source code), shares increased to the level of voting dominance, and as it stands the network will likely be upgraded and maintained by MaidSafe. Leaving the door open to attack.
How is the network going to survive under these circumstances? Have all the holes been sealed? If so how EXACTLY? What assurance do we the people have after all of this time and support that our vision of a SAFE world wont be undermined by the wealthy and power hungry? It’s hard to believe that an educational non profit will turn away billions that could serve the students in exchange for voting manipulation.