[hackerspaces] are we creating a political discussion list?

Matt Goodman meawoppl at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 20:27:14 CET 2011

High volume is OK. My objection is low-entropy. We have had the hackerspace
v makerspace discourse at least 3 times. I don't think there has been a lot
of new thought or development in this area, but some people seem to really
enjoy rehashing it. I like this list because it is an insight into global
hackerspace culture and related goings ons as opposed to repeated
discussions about choice of nouns to describe what you do.
On Dec 6, 2011 10:18 AM, "Moritz Bartl" <moritz at hackerbus.eu> wrote:

> Remember: Everything is political. (TM)
> Maybe it's just me, but don't have a problem with high-volume lists.
> This one is not really high volume. And I think sometimes you need to
> force people into political discussions. For me, that an integral part
> of what hackerspaces and hacking in general is about. I don't see how
> separated lists could work out well, as many discussions evolve over time.
> On 06.12.2011 19:12, Justis Peters wrote:
> > On the first thread where discussions of DoD and DARPA turned into
> > dozens of participants, we were told to "shut up and hack" by some folks
> > who thought it was noise. A few people suggested that we get our own
> list.
> >
> > Are we going to create that discussion list or are we going to continue
> > turning this list into a political discussion list?
> >
> > I think that these discussions are highly relevant to the business of
> > running a hackerspace, but I do not think that so strongly that I would
> > want to lose a bunch of subscribers. Conversation that is inclusive of
> > everyone is sometimes more important than conversation that is inclusive
> > of every topic.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Justis
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