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

nicolle n. superherogirl at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 02:28:07 CEST 2011

i know for a fact that reciprocal membership has been explored on a small
scale, but i'm with Matt in thinking that it won't take formally on a large
scale.  spaces have different goals, different amounts of space, and
different levels of resources, and may not want to (or be able to) formally
allow anyone anywhere who is associated with a space anywhere in.

that said, if you are in a city and want to visit a space, i've found that
to be really easy on an informal basis.  anytime i've been to a city and
wanted to visit a space, i've just pinged them on twitter or by email,
introduced myself, and expressed my interest.  almost always, whether i knew
someone there or not, i've been able to arrange a visit.

i think the informal hacker passport works better than any formal one ever

On Jun 12, 2011 7:18 PM, "Matt Joyce" <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
> Membership is handled differently in different spaces. So there probably
> 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.
> 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
>> *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
>> 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
>> a "passport" a while back.
>> Hi Aestetix & all,
>> I've been asking in various hackerspaces about the membership/resources
>> it looks like that if the hackerspaces which you are visiting and where
>> 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
>> 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.
>> 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
>> it. Or other point of view is that you were using resources in another
>> before, these help you to create something which you are
>> 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
>> financial base/habits are very important for creation, running and
>> 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
>> 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
>>> 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,
>>> delay
>>> ...) .
>>> The reason for that is my financial situation which is improving but it
>>> 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
>>> at
>>> least my starving hacker fees at Noisebridge + the fees of the place
>>> 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
>>> standing" club :-))
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Frantisek
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