[hackerspaces] Hacking the Spaces: A critical acclaim of what was, is and could be a hackerspace (or hacklab, for that matter)

marc marc at hacklaviva.net
Mon May 11 15:21:35 CEST 2009

>> elsewhere. Just claiming that it's apolitical what we do is not an
>> option for me.
> [...] Several people in a hackerspace can do political work
> on their own, no problem. But a hackerspace can be, indeed, stay neutral.

beyond the "neutrality" of the collective, (which i would use the term  
"faceless"/"representativeless" instead for that, which is probably  
something local&global politically 'positive')[0], there's the debate  
of the space and resources management where there's need of 'core'  
guidelines [1]
...the fucking manual wikifun in the end...

as everyspace builds its manual, whenever we have a list of 10-20-100  
links in a page we could start getting all the common points from  
those and explicit the remaining discussions that there will be,  
surely, cos we are hackers(freeing technologies) and not just  
matemathicphisicochemic and informatics-electromaniacs, (...techspaces  
could be the fork in that case...)
and not to mention other branches of hacking not that much related to  
information system's security like solidary comunication, distributed  
currencies, offmainstream medias, ...

i prefer the use of arduino for a permaculture field, but arduinos  
built for cocacola company at a hs would even fit in a hs IMHO, as  
long is an open space (shared keys and tools for other people  
building-freeing their apps).

[0]no need of a legal id for the local&global org, no forcing to sign  
as HS/HSs in  freedom campaigns, there are other chanels for that.
a local HS with legal id could be perfectly compliant, again: as long  
is an "open source" space, lol.

i don't know which could be best title for that common page, but that  
one(By laws and regulations) definetely -1:
-Manual aproach
-The fucking manual
-HS guidelines
-HS guide

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