[hackerspaces] A simple CRM for hackerspaces

Daniel Packer dp at danielpacker.org
Mon Aug 8 21:58:56 CEST 2011

Nice to see an ecosystem of hackerspace-friendly software developing.
This is the kind of wheel that everyone volunteers to reinvent from
time to time. Is there a master list of hackerspace tools anywhere?
Here's a somewhat stale looking page:


Speaking of things that come up frequently... David, can you share any
details on how you successfully managed to use LDAP for all your space
needs? Did you use a strict Active Directory style setup, or something
custom? Details! I haven't used LDAP in quite a while and may need to
set up something similar soon. It sounds totally ideal for someone
trying to keep everything clean.


On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM, David Raison <david at hackerspace.lu> wrote:
> ----- "Andrew LeCody" <andrewlecody at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For the Dallas Makerspace website I have tied all of our applications
>> to LDAP, which allows us to have a single login across all services.
>> However, this was not as easy as it sounds, there are a lot of
>> applications that do not play nicely (or at all) with LDAP.
> We did the same over here in Luxembourg. Wordpress, Mediawiki, Sugar, .htaccess, WiFi access through Radius, our own CRM (named "MeMaTool" and to be published soonish I guess) and everything that I forgot are tied to LDAP.
> BTW, thanks for the Seltzer demo login, that will certainly be inspiring to our MeMaTool hackers.
>> We plan on including RFID data with our LDAP entries so that we can
>> use LDAP to control access to the space.
> We're not friends with RFID but have equally tied our space access control solution (OpenDuino [0]) to our LDAP server.

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