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The talks that you guys have with a Monetas, the NHS etc etc…leads me to Post launch and the concept that Maidsafe relinquishes control to POD’s.
I wonder about the attack vector from within…a Google, Facebook, Twitter, NSA whomever…funds a bunch of POD’s and effectively controls the core.
Not much talked about regarding the POD structure and how the control is effected. Is it a 1 POD - 1 vote or 1 Developer - 1 vote or…?
We can see how the Bitcoin Foundation is running into the arms of regulators and it’s happened in very short order.
What mechanisms are in place or slated to be implemented that prevent such a situation with the SAFE Network?
So back to the ‘discussions’ that Maidsafe has had with other parties over the journey…I look at it as Maidsafe Post launch…the company that needs to fund itself. I can see Maidsafe being overun with requests to do stuff like help with porting the NHS system to SAFE, help a major financial institution make the transition etc etc
I can see maidsafe expanding rapidly to meet the demand for consulting services and coding. In effect Maidsafe will reap the fruit of their labor post launch…the early investors are rewarded, the foundation is funded, the network is more awesome than would have been possible years ago (crowd sale, 90% refactor, RUST etc)
We then have the possibility David walks away and does something else before a complete knowledge transfer has been possible. 2 years for Devs to get the system…maybe less now with the refactor and RUST?
None of this bothers me immediately because I view SAFE like a new car with a 5 year warranty…you could probably leave it untouched for years and it will would purr along without incident doing what it needs to i.e breathing room for POD’s to get up to speed and take over.
So in summary, I can envisage Maidsafe expanding very rapidly as a company…how will they manage this (potentially huge) growth, whilst hopefully being mentors to future core devs and ensuring the network does not go the way of Bitcoin via the stacking of POD’s with deep pockets.
I dont think I would want Maidsafe to relinquish veto power over the network for the foreseeable future and I’m not convinced POD’s are the way to distribute keys to the castle. I would lean more to virtual POD’s ie a loose collection of Devs, unbounded by physical location or allegiances/ employment contracts.
I get an uneasy feeling that POD’s are dead in the water, even before launch…I’ve seen no sign of life from any POD’s on here barring the guys in Montreal who are doing a great job on the education side, but do not seem to be moving into core coding. I could be 100% wrong on this observation…talk to me POD’s ?