[hackerspaces] DARPA Sponsored Hacker Space Assessment
jessekrembs at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 16:44:49 CET 2011
In light of the recent discussion ("will the fruits of our labors be
used for, good or for evil?") I figure it would be time to ask a
question I have been pondering for some time.
Would the hacker space that you are a member of participate in a
assessment of your hacker space if it was sponsored by DARPA?
Additional information to consider:
DARPA would be the sole receiver of this the information collected
during the assessment. It would not be shared with the general public
or the participating hacker spaces.
The assessment would be of an open nature. With all the information
provided by the hacker space being assessed as they feel fit.
The requested information would be broad (state of financing, number
of members, project, interests, tools, aspirations, history, etc) but
not particularly specific.
How many members and what the sociological breakdown is.
There would of course be some very specific questions but not
particularly intrusive I think. Name, address, contact info.
The idea is that the assessment would be in person by the DARPA
sponsored individual, with the assessor taking pictures of the space,
making floor plan maps, inventory of major equipment (we have a
lathe!). I think this is a good opportunity as well to provide a
narrative history of the space and other relevant topics.
Feel free to answer me on or off list. I'm not interested in launching
a big discussion football BTW, just trying to get a sense of what the
community at large thinks. The work/life change required to perform
this work is quite massive and figuring out some fact before hand
would be key.
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