So first off, those names SAFERnet, & SAFESTnet would very likely not be good fork names IMO … I was just grandstanding a wee bit with the topic title.
I would like to propose that the core devs of MAIDSAFE fork, develop and maintain a few forks themselves.
There are a few ‘hot’ issues such as PtP/D that give many incentive to fork the network - it would be sad IMO to see the core devs not benefit from such forking when it seems that they could do the forking pre-emptively and take a cut of each of these networks coin as payment for future maintenance and development.
If SAFEnet is going to be as big as many of think it is going to be … then a few core-maintained forks seems not only viable, but preferable - as no one can know which forks might end up failing - and hence the core devs would be able to put their eggs in many basket’s so to speak.
I’d like to hear opinions on this from the devs if possible.