[hackerspaces] Inter-Hackerspace Cooperation and Membership

Lokkju Brennr lokkju at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 01:51:19 CET 2010

We've been exploring this as well, though we are in extremely early
stages - we still haven't even defined what a "member" is (though we
do have a location!).  It's a great idea, though perhaps a bit
redundant since most hackerspaces are already happy to have out of
city/state/country visitors pop in.

PDX Hackerspace (AKA an as yet unnamed hackerspace in Portland, OR)

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Deech <deech at ninjacow.net> wrote:
> At our meeting the other night, (and, for that matter, on several less
> formal occasions) we tossed around the ideal of reciprocal memberships
> among Hackerspaces in the US (and Internationally, if it worked out
> that way).
> Basically, if you're a member in good standing at your local
> Hackerspace, it'd be awesome if that gained you a membership in any
> other Hackerspace you may be near, visiting or vacationing by.
> This doesn't mean that everyone gains automatic full membership privs,
> however your group may define them (for instance, our full members get
> keys, which we probably wouldn't want to hand out to anyone who walked
> off the street and said they were part of another space), but it seems
> like it'd be a good community thing for the groups with spaces to
> offer access for visiting hackers.
> We tossed around what this would look like and had a few ideas, but
> really, it's going to look like whatever we as a community decide it
> looks like.
> So, to kick it off, we, that is, Arch Reactor of St. Louis, are
> willing to offer access and workshop/space usage to any other
> Hackerspace member in good standing of any Hackerspace that's willing
> to reciprocate the privilege to our members.
> Our only caveat is that the reciprocating group must actually be
> established, that is, actually have their own space to reciprocate
> with. :) (in whatever state that space may be, we're not going to
> exclude startups, as long as you have an actual location, we might
> want to show up and help you get going!).
> What does everyone else think?
> -Deech
> Director of Space, Time and Awesome
> Arch Reactor St. Louis
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