Dear people behind Outernet,
I´m fascinated by your idea and ideals and I whish you all the best for your project and the spirit behind it!
After reading your indiegogo presentation and parts of this forum some question remain, yet
(Sorry if I oversaw that this has been asked before):
After launching this project, if I got it right, the running cots of Outernet will be gained by selling parts of the data content stream to people or companys, giving them the right to feed their own data-“content” into the Outernet. (See Perk “5 Lanterns + Content” on Indiegogo).
Let´s be so honest: A great deal of this private “content” will be advertising, straight or hidden one.
As long as this doesn´t interfere with the neutrality of the other content you will broadcast, I´m fine with this type of financing.
But could you please give a statement on the proportion of this “hired content” compared to the “neutral” information you intend to broadcast? I didn´t find any clues on that topic on your webpages.
You could e.g. say: max. 2% of the broadcast data will be advertisment.
Or: We want to pay our costs and wages, but we´re a non-profit organisation which will stop selling advertisement packages as soon as we covered our monthly spendings. (budget information is public).
This would make me trust this more. It would be very sad if this project would turn out to be just another private company who sells 50% advertising and 50% infotainment.