[hackerspaces] Roaming Membership USA Was: Inter-Hackerspace Cooperation and Membership

Far McKon farmckon at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 19:16:36 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 12:42 PM, Sean Bonner <seanbonner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Seems like "automatic basic" should just be a list of spaces, trying
> to include each one with all it's specific reciprocities could get
> kind of insane.

What? Nooo. No way.  Terrible idea.  Spaces are (and should be)
self-determining, not at the command of some central committee.
Forcing individual spaces to open themselves is dictitoral, and stands
against many of the goals and ideas of hackerspcaes. And there is a
lot of mis-use of the hackerspcaes.org listing.
For example Pokono listed itself as a space with 70,000 members and locations.

> All members of other hackerspaces are welcome at Crash Space seems
> easier to say than listing each and every hackerspace that we
> welcome...

They by all means, if that is the decision of crash space as a group
list Crash Space and for 'other spaces' write 'everyone on
hackerspaces.org'. That is 100% wizard keen.  But don't go and assume
that other spaces must (or should) behave the same way.

hack on,
- Far McKon

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