You’ve raised a key question: many will want to bridge, but doing so undermines important features of the SAFE Network.
I’m sure there will be bridges, safe and unsafe (in the safety sense)…
For example, I would create some code to copy things from clearnet to SAFE and use my computer as a bridge…BUT once copied I would break that bridge and use the data now on SAFE Network in order to stay anonymous. So that would be a temporary bridge.
If you make a regular or permanent bridge, you are really just using SAFE like an extra hard drive. Better than one that will fail one day, but just storage without the other advantages.
Yes, Solid is a clearnet project, it is the life work of the inventor of the Web. What is interesting about it is that it shares very similar goals to SAFE, which is what I found fascinating about it and lead me to dive into this.
How this will develop I don’t know. The Solid project will continue, which is great, because it shares our goals with or without the SAFE Network. It may work more with SAFE as we progress. I hope so.
Meanwhile SAFE can leverage the technology and growing capability of Solid, and make it easy for people working on Solid and the semantic web to build things on SAFE. As we share the same goals, I expect that to be attractive to them, but even if not, building A Semantic Web on SAFE using the Solid model is a big opportunity for us, for the reasons explained in my DevCon presentation.