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

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Mon Jun 13 02:22:34 CEST 2011

Federation ( services for now ) of hackerspaces in general may have very
undesirable effects beyond the positive ones.

On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:

> Membership is handled differently in different spaces.  So there probably
> is no way to exchange membership between all of them.
> You might need to just start with a couple and try to get it to expand.
> But my guess is no matter what some spaces will never sign onto this.
> =/
> -Matt
> On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com>wrote:
>> *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
>> hackerspace.org
>> Which remind me that I'm around four days behind paying my membership at
>> 091 labs ....
>> Sincerely,
>> Frantisek
>> ------------------------------
>> **
>> 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 delay
>>> ...) .
>>> The reason for that is my financial situation which is improving but it
>>> is still
>>> 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
>>> year.
>>> So best of luck with funding, once I can afford it, I'll join the "in
>>> good
>>> standing" club :-))
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Frantisek
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