I guess I’m not making my point correctly;
i’ve got a load of arduinos (those things go off dirt cheap, starting at 8 dollars and up to 14 for a mega), some really cheap soldering boards and nrf2401ls and i’m playing with a mesh.
and yes, you could say i’m cheap
so i have all this, I also ordered 10 spark devices, so yes, I think I’m a decent backer
the one thing i did not think about, and is now going to bite me in my behind, is that i am risking to have 2 completely disconnected clouds. my spark cloud and my other devices cloud. which means i will have to spend time and effort to make them talk to eachother.
it would be great and a true hommage to open source if you would say, oh, and here’s how you can make the spark cloud talk to other arduino devices.
if that means i have to run my own local linux server or windows server, that looks like a very reasonable thing to do. i don’t see why you should be providing server capacity for things that are not your product.