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[liberationtech] Am I the only one who feels tricked by the Kickstarter campaign thinking that BRCK will be non-profit?

Mitar mmitar at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 23:09:29 PDT 2014


Hi!

Now that I received a BRCK, I discovered that it is made by Brck inc.,
a for-profit company. Am I the only one who feels tricked by
Kickstarter campaign thinking that BRCK will be non-profit? If I cite
from from the campaign:

> Who are we?
> Ushahidi, is a non-profit technology company that builds open source software, tools that democratize information for ordinary people.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1776324009/brck-your-backup-generator-for-the-internet

I found this blog post explaining that:

> BRCK’s founding team has a long history of making an impact – from Ushahidi to the iHub. BRCK is of the same ethos as these other ventures, but a different business model. BRCK is a for-profit company.

http://www.brck.com/2014/07/

But this was nowhere explained in the Kickstarter campaign. It seems
Kickstarter campaign was misleading?

http://forums.brck.com/t/am-i-the-only-one-who-feels-tricked-by-the-kickstarter-campaign-thinking-that-brck-will-be-non-profit/297


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