Recently some users claimed it would break OpenAI’s Terms of Service if … solo developers gathered together to qualify for the ChatGPT Team plan, which includes higher caps and 32K context.
Having a background in law and understanding the basis for OpenAI’s Terms of Service, I was certain this would not be a violation and therefore, I reached-out to OpenAI.
I’ve since signed-up for ChatGPT Team. If other developers would like access, I am willing to accept the risk of being responsible for the account – to help others who are interested in ChatGPT Team.
I am doing this to help others, primarily serious/legitimate like-minded developers.
I am not asking for anything over/above reimbursing the cost for your service. You pay the exact monthly cost of your account, nothing more.
This was originally proposed by the user @cass
I wrote OpenAI support on three different instances. In the first two instances, OpenAI stated that it would be allowed; however, I was unable to get them to explicitly acknowledge the unique “group buy” paradigm.
In my third attempt, I was able to get OpenAI to explicitly acknowledge the group buy scenario and explicitly confirm this is allowed.
Yes, I’m aware that because I am the account owner, I take all of the risk. I’m okay with that because I have no interested in sharing my account with people that are not serious developers. Therefore, as much as I appreciate posters warning me of the risks I’m facing – I am already aware, thanks for your concern and there is no need to rehash.
This post serves as valuable public information. Therefore, at the request of the moderators, I must discontinue the offer of allowing others to join a share “GPT Team”.
Now that I’ve discontinued this offer; the post does not violate any terms – and it’s of public value, allowing people to share in the information OpenAI has presented to me.
Clearly it would be bad practice to hide a thread that shares information that OpenAI has published, particularly when the topic has arisen so many times on this forum.