[hackerspaces] will the fruits of our labors be used for good or for evil?

Willow Brugh willow.bl00 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 21:23:57 CET 2011

I set up the Town Hall in Seattle because I believe in mudge and I believe
this is an incredibly nuanced area. I wanted to offer people one more
option, and trust them to act in ways which align with their values and
concerns. Nothing like getting into the complicated world of humanitarian
and disaster response to teach you about multipurpose and nuance in these
sorts of things.

Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.

I can go into more detail upon request when I have someone to transcribe
for me. I suck at these one-handed keboards still.

please excuse typos and delays. i seem to have broken my arm.
Willow Brugh // willowbl00 <http://blog.bl00cyb.org/>

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On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 22:16, Jacob Rosenthal <jjrosent at heatsynclabs.org>wrote:

> Willow (and separately Space Fed?) seem to be pimping it as well
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Al Jigen Billings <albill at openbuddha.com
> > wrote:
>> On 11/29/11 10:10 PM, Justis Peters wrote:
>>> On 11/30/2011 12:44 AM, Al Jigen Billings wrote:
>>>> I'm also on the e-mail lists for a number of other hackerspaces and
>>>> this is a debate, on small scale, that many of them are having on their
>>>> own. The DoD money is being discussed quite a bit. So far, I think everyone
>>>> has made pretty much the same observations that I've made here and decided
>>>> it was money best left on the table. Maybe you and your space feel
>>>> different but I know of no one who has actually applied for the DoD money.
>>> This finally makes more sense. Prior to this comment, I did not
>>> understand where you got the idea that any hackerspace was considering
>>> taking money from the DoD. Nobody on this list had suggested it.
>>> Our space has not been approached by the DoD or DARPA and I doubt that
>>> we would take money from them. All our funding thus far has been from
>>> individuals donations and membership dues. We enjoy the autonomy that is
>>> afforded to us by that model.
>>  As far as I know, no one has been approached personally. That said, the
>> DoD has put it out there. It has been blogged and tweeted about (I recall
>> something in one of the Wired blogs, something on Adafruit's blog, and
>> similar) so people are aware of it and discussing it.
>> Al
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