We assert secure, tamper free rich content exchange coupled with a choice of provider has tremendous value
Exchange family photos and stories only with your family and friends, not with Facebook
Only the sender and the recipients can see the contents of your messages.
Set your pay wall to charge unknown senders for sending you messages putting you in control. Use this revenue to send your messages "for free"
Multiple providers charge micro fees for store and forward of your data, if one disappoints you - switch! Use Openstar peers as message relays to frustrate monitoring
No one but you controls the keys to your identity, choose to trust a provider with them, have them never leave your machine, add someone to rescue your account in the event your keys are compromised or don't...
Cute cat photos with text is only one kind of message, games, group bookings, and more can all be built and introduced to the ecosystem
Peer Discovery, Checkpoints, Telemetry, Multiple Chain Support (Scaling Solution), Identity Policies, Upgrade Path, Custom Message Development (User Defined "Smart Contracts")
Monetary & Quorum Expansion Policy, Censorship Resistance, Hierarchical Identity Claiming, Security Audit, Deployment Optimizations
Openstar has come a long way in a short time, a demonstratably working core exists, many questions have been answered, a tribute to some hard work by a disparate global team, but more are needed, if you can contribute or want to be involved ... now is the time.
Openstar can continue to be developed on an uber cost efficient budget a fraction of what other projects will burn using small skilled distributed teams focused on clearly defined goals. We can take this effort all the way to production as an open source Scala project, but to ship the next milestone (Milford) we need to pay for development resources.