[hackerspaces] hacker passport, international hacker memberiship, resources sharing

Frantisek Apfelbeck algoldor at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 13 02:13:56 CEST 2011

From: aestetix aestetix <aestetix at gmail.com>
To: Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com>
Cc: Noisebridge <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
Sent: Sun, June 12, 2011 10:36:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] I'm switching for hiatus status

>> This actually makes me ask whether we could consolidate a "hackerspaces  
>>membership" where someone could pay a set fee and be 
>> considered a member  of several different hackerspaces. That way if you travel 
>>to Seattle,  Chicago, NYC, etc, you'd already have a group >> of friends and be 
>>trusted  to member-level use of resources.

>> Has this been considered at all? I know we were playing with the idea of a 
>>"passport" a while back.

Hi Aestetix & all,
I've been asking in various hackerspaces about the membership/resources and it 
looks like that if the hackerspaces which you are visiting and where are you 
from are connected, the situation is quite easy to sort out in a positive way, 
generally paying in one of them and it is fine.

However I've to say that from my point of view the most easy way would be pay in 
your home hacker center and temporarily in the other one which you are visiting. 
Bit more expensive but most simple. Option number two would be to create some 
group of hacker spaces which would recognise each other so also the status of 
the members etc. However what about resources/money. If I'm now at 091 labs as a 
member of Noisebridge, to whom shall I pay, how much and who is going to keep 
the resources. The arguments may vary from point of view that you are using 
resources in a place so you should support it. Or other point of view is that 
you were using resources in another place before, these help you to create 
something which you are applying/teaching in the "new" space so again, who gets 
the resources the helpers at the beginning? Maybe Mitch could you comment? Is 
your project about the passports about this too, is it going to be revealed 
soon? :-)))

It may sounds materialistic but I'm learning more and more that strong/good 
financial base/habits are very important for creation, running and finishing the 
projects. I've plenty to learn, but I'm trying.

Anyway I would love to hear your feedback and I'm posting this also to the 

Which remind me that I'm around four days behind paying my membership at 091 
labs .... 




On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 8:09 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi to All!
>I want to announce that I'm on hiatus status for now and I've been for several
>months, sorry for not announcing publicly before (Kelly was informed, with 
>...) .
>The reason for that is my financial situation which is improving but it is 
>not good enough to support multiple memberships. I'm trying to apply the system
>of becoming a member and paying member fees at hacker spaces where I'm active
>(091 labs right now). As soon as I've sufficient funding, I'd like to pay at
>least my starving hacker fees at Noisebridge + the fees of the place where I'm
>temporarily active. This may take me several months, hopefully not more than
>So best of luck with funding, once I can afford it, I'll join the "in good
>standing" club :-))
>Noisebridge-discuss mailing list
>Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
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