Search at launch? If not how long to get it up and running?
In a way I see the position MaidSAFE must be in with regard to offering a search system. The code the organization works with in the network has to be segregated from the internal house keeping and its automated search which makes the system work. But without Search the system won’t be initially very useable to the average potential end user and that could impact public perception and fuel spin. SAFE without search on a social level would be like a memory system without an address bus. Its got memory but no one can access anything except what they themselves have stored. Given the difficulties with mirroring and from my perspective sponsorship it doesn’t seem possible or desirable that existing search systems be able to access or in any way index the SAFE network.
With search you have a scaffolding to build everything social and build the network itself. Without it you have a recipe for frustration and will have people saying “I can have security with a flash drive I don’t plug into the internet.” More than this getting the wrong type of Search up initially could pattern the network experience for a long time to come.