I love Brave’s vision for the future of the Internet. As a content creator, I have a personal website with verified publisher status at https://blake.earth (without much content yet, but I’ve got ideas…)
I have also recently started a new community, Sage School, designed as a place for people (generally individuals) to document creation of their open-source software and games. It is a primarily a PeerTube instance (think federated, decentralized YouTube) with free video hosting for new accounts. For more information on my description and vision for this project, visit https://sage.school/about/instance.
My primary goal with this project is to help developers (like myself) teach others about their software and document its creation. I don’t want developers to have to pay out-of-pocket for this, because I believe the platform (or rather, amalgamation of services) will work best if neither viewers nor creators need to pay directly. This service should be free and open source to match the software it runs on (and hosts information about)!
For this reason, I am considering using Brave’s BAT to monetize time spent on the website. This might be enough to pay for hosting costs if there are enough students. However, in such a situation, the website (Sage School) would be compensated for the attention, not individual teachers/creators. Teachers would need to visualize the cost of the service as the BAT they would be getting if they taught on shudders YouTube, for instance. I’ve verified the website and await when it appears verified in Brave.
Is this a recommended practice? Do you have any suggestions for how this system might be improved?
Thanks for your time and attention