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

Pavol Luptak wilder at trip.sk
Mon Jun 13 20:13:44 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:20:24AM -0400, Eric Gerlach wrote:
> I think the concept of a hackerspaces passport is useful (and more
> importantly awesome) in the following sense:
> In the real world, a passport is issued by your country, tells someone
> at a border where you're from, and is proof that you're a citizen
> there.  It also (optionally) allows the authorities in that country to
> put something in your passport saying you're allowed to be in the
> country, but you get to keep it as proof that you visited there.  Each
> destination country has their own rules about who they let in bearing
> which passports and for what reasons.  The only real standard is the
> format of the computer-readable information on the second page.

Passports are also used for a person identification in visa policy, and visa 
policy is used for a human discrimination based on his citizenship, so people 
from the different countries have different rights (and cannot travel to all
Yes, I know very well the advantages of visa policy, but still I perceive this
like the human discrimination.

Personally, I prefer an "anarcho" voluntarily/informal concept of hackerspaces.
At least as possible rules, no federal rules, no logging based on the 
hackerspace passport - who hackerspace member visits which hackerspace 
(be aware of hackerspace members tracking!)

But I like the idea of hackerspace reputation system (whom we can trust) and
every hackerspace can decide if it wants to follow this system or not.

[wilder at trip.sk] [http://trip.sk/wilder/] [talker: ttt.sk 5678]
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