I’ve been reading with mor attention your TOS, and wanted you to be so kind to clarify a couple of things.
10. Using disroot services for commercial activities
Disroot is a non-profit organization providing services for individuals on “pay as you wish” basis. Because of this structure we see using Disroot services for commercial operations as abuse of the service and it will be treated as such.
Using Disroot services for financial gain, including but not limited to trading or managing sales, is not tolerated. Accounts created for the purpose of generating profits will be subject to termination upon inquiry.
Using Disroot services for any other commercial activity will be examined per case and the decision on terminating such accounts will be based upon communication with the account holder and the type of the activities in question.
Does that mean that users can’t use our Disroot mail account as work email, only for personal purposes?
I’m an autonomous worker (I don’t know if the word is correct in english, sorry). I am my own boss and also the only worker. Do your terms mean that I can’t contact my clients using your mail service, since mi relation with them is obviously commercial?
I don’t think that would be fair; there’s nothing bad or capitalist or exploiter in the fact that an autonomous worker (think how wide can be such category: writers, designers, photographers, musicians, phisiotherapists, translator, etc, etc, etc) can use DR’s mail to get in touch with their clients, providers, administration, etc.
If alternative cloud services like DR can’t be used to totally substitute the big corporation owner ones like Gmail, GMX, Outlook, etc, what’s the point? Personal email only? For personal messaging everybody is using Telegram, Whatsapp, etc.
Also, I’m wondering something more worrying: how do you know if an user is using his email for commercial purposes? You swear that you don’t ever read the users’ email, right? Then, how can you know the nature of the users’ communicaions? Please cast some light on this.