MAID == Massive Array of Internet Disks
SAFE == Secure Access for Everyone
In ze Internets people have been watching this endeavour by the brave Scots very very carefully and keenly for a few years. If all goes well MaidSafe.net will make the current Internet the “Legacy Internet” rapidly by providing a shared digital commons wealth unseen before. https://forum.safenetwork.io is the community forum where you can catch the gist of how excited people are about MaidSafe Network and it’s significance to the future of population of Planet Earth.
Technically this endeavour is very bold and ambitious. The key people have donated all their patents, papers and code to the nonprofit MaidSafe Foundation though there is also a MaidSafe Ltd registered in Scotland to enable professional staff for the ongoing development and deployment effort. Funds were raised by selling off 10% of the ceiling of SafeCoin (cryptocash) amount (4-gigacoins) to an enthusiastic crowd. So you get the gist that these are highly creative individuals pushing the envelope onto the future.
Last week http://maidsafe.net/ published it’s first downloadables that allow people to discover the MaidSafe test network. Word of caution: The test network is wiped occasionally when required by devops.
MaidSafe Launcher 0.3.0 – This is for connecting to the network – The login consists of three things: a pin, a keyword and a password. I don’t fully know what is the purpose of the “keyword” and the test network is getting reset whenever necessary for development and the credentials stop working because the secret identity that allows you to access your public identity no longer is there in the testnet.
Now start the MaidSafe App and it asks the Launcher to ask you for privileges.
MaidSafe Demo App 0.0.1 that enables
- Creation of Public ID that allows people to reach your network attached public services / sites and also
- uploading public site / service to the network ( requires the DNS hacks to be viewable outisde of the Demo App )
- uploading and downloading private directories and files
TODO: Install the DNS hacks and try those out and report here