I understand your reactions, it touches the heart (or spirit) of TTN.
I fully underwrite the manifesto in case anyone doubted that.
I am not even suggesting that gateways having TTN as NS should be configured or allow that. But I do think that it is probable that this option will appear in gateways (if not already exists)
I try to understand how people handle the situation if you are in a remote area, having one (own) TTN connected gateway near a busy road, with 90% traffic from temp loggers in trucks, and your 4 times a day soil moisture is all your node does.
Do not get me wrong : net neutrality, fair and equal access is what makes TTN great, I am asking for the (theoretical) situation that you would be forced to put down your gateway because you cannot pay the cellular traffic.
I know this is TTN forum, I am just thinking loud. How would we know gateways presenting themselves as TTN are not filtering nodes ? One might interpret the meaning of “Their “Things Gateways” will give access to all “Things” in a net neutral manner, limited by the maximum available capacity alone” in a broader way.
Financial capacity may be considered a limiting capacity as well. If your 2G cap is 50MB/month, would that mean you can’t deploy your TTN over 2G?
Could “Device agnostic” also mean that you have a gateway policy “every node that would like to forward packets is welcome without limit, but should do that max 4 times a day” ?
I am not sure if it exists, but even rogue nodes flooding your gateway either intentionally or just wrongly configured might burn your data limit within a short time, leaving the gateway operator with the cost.
I think my question can be discussed. I am not in favor of limiting anything btw.
Thank you for your thoughts on this!