On 8/24/06, diddler4u at hotmail.com <diddler4u at hotmail.com> wrote: > Evan, > > Would you define this statement? "they're (developers) working against a > very real > clock."
Happily. At some point, running Freenet will (likely) become illegal, assuming current trends continue. This includes in the West. It may already be in France. It is safe to assume that developing Freenet will have the same legal status, whatever that may be. When that happens, the darknet needs to be sufficiently functional for development to move off the public net and onto the darknet. If the darknet can't support a collaborative development effort by then, we have a real problem. It may or may not be enough to kill Freenet entirely, but it would be a big enough setback to make data resets and incompatible versions look rosy by comparison. Evan