The PersonalTelco network has a philosophy of no commercial usage. However we are still in the process of thrashing out exactly what this means. Please note that this is not attempting control access to/from the internet (that's controlled by the IspWirelessPolicies) but rather what the WirelessCloud is used for (once it exists!). Also this is not intended to be a comprehisive document on exactly what may and may not be done but rather to determine the spirit of what is acceptable so we can make future decisons on a consistant case by case basis.
AdamShand's suggestion is that all commercial usage should be allowed except for explicit, for profit, resale of the network. This means you may charge for services and do commercial work on the network but you may not charge for access to the network.
Please add refinements, objections and thoughts below.
- One potential problem is a node which hog bandwidth (say a porn server).
My suggestion would be to have it's neighbors cut it off as abusive. -- AdamShand
I agree with the realtive simplicity of your idea Adam. It promotes the free use and community spirit. That is important. While also making sure that someone doesn't latch onto the network for commercial reselling of the bandwidth. AaronBaer