Update 27 January, 2022

First after reading… unbelievable :rofl:
Great to have you @Heather_Burns :tada:

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again second :stuck_out_tongue:

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Nice update, thanks team Maidsafe. And welcome Heather - good to learn about your experience – sounds like you are going to fit in really well!

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Thanks so much to the entire Maidsafe team for all of your hard work!! Keep the enthusiasm going and remember to take lots of breaks!

And welcome, @Heather_Burns!

:racehorse:

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Welcome @Heather_Burns! Thanks for the update @maidsafe.

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vdash v0.7.0 has been released and now works again with all test networks. There’s more work to do and I’m not sure how reliable what it shows you is yet but it is ready to try out.

Note:

  • nodes must be started with: RUST_LOG=safe_network=trace safe node join #etc
  • same when starting a local test network
  • logfiles must be in default format (text not JSON)

Feedback and help updating welcome in exchange for free Rust coaching (free and worth every penny :wink:). See this post for more:

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Welcome @Heather_Burns hopefully you can keep
the wolves from the door while the maidsafe team do their thing

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I eat wolves for breakfast.

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IME Heather’s name is an accurate description.

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And there ended Scotland’s ambitious rewilding scheme.

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Given the previous way-ahead direction from David paraphrasing “We are 100% focused on successful product delivery right now.” Adding a non-development team member is a positive sign! Looks like one of those surprise thunderbolts from Sun Tzu I cited before. Didn’t see that coming. Well played, David. :sunglasses:
Welcome to the Safe community, Ms. Burns.

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A belated thank you for this update from me and @Neik
We have been getting all aglug in a little hostelry on the @southside of the city. THe update arrived early before we arrived so we decide to quench our thirst first and post later
Welcome Heather, I was aware of you beforehand and delighted you are on the team now. Looking forward to hearing your take on many aspects of this project.

Also very much looking forward to new testnets.

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Welcome @Heather_Burns ! Your background sounds like a perfect fit for maidsafe!

Loved following the playground net this week too! Stability is coming. Exciting times! :star_struck:

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Glad to see you getting on-board @Heather_Burns.

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@JPL It’s OK cos the beavers continue to thrive

I like beavers but find it difficult to concentrate on more than one at a time.

I think we should reintroduce more species to cull the deer and the insufficiently prepared hill-walkers.

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Welcome Heather! Great job team once again. We will fly once more, soon, this time a little further across the digital sea.

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Weird. My double entendre detector just went off for no reason. Damn thing must be on the blink again.

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Welcome @Heather_Burns I always assumed that the level of governmental and non-governmental interference that a truly non-censored platform such as MAIDSAFE would experience, could only be overcome with decentralization so there was no attack surface. Bitcoin is an example of this, as is bittorrent (the protocol, not the company).

I suppose there is a UK based company that is perhaps resisting this pressure for the moment. That company is BitChute. I actually don’t have high hopes they will continue to withstand, but we can at least use them as our canary in the coal mine.

Welcome again, and good luck in your battle.

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Welcome @Heather_Burns. I’m excited to see someone with your background and skills involved in the project.

Where do you anticipate most of your time being spent - code or community organization or MaidSafe organization or government advocacy etc?

The role seems very broad so I’m hoping to get a better idea of what the focus is likely to be, although I appreciate this is hard to know in advance!

For example these are some of the different areas I could imagine you might engage with

  • consensus and governance code, eg tezos style design work, bitcoin/ethereum style consensus mechanisms, node upgrade mechanisms, the technical design and implementation of consensus and governance

  • consensus process, eg the bitcoin mailing list, BIPs, RFCs, community polling and feedback, farmer / miner signalling and consensus building, dispute resolution such as the bitcoin blocksize issue etc

  • organizational processes, eg MaidSafe internal decision making and connection with the community, encouragement and direction for third party contributors and organizations, cooperative groups like Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Linux Foundation, ie deciding how the organization should progress rather than the Safe Network product itself

  • political lobbying and media exposure

Also I’d love to read your book Understanding Privacy, any word on when it will be available?

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Welcome @Heather_Burns I am looking forward to the results you will do in sn.

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