[hackerspaces] Removing non-hackerspaces from the hackerspaces.org list?

John de Largentaye john at largentaye.org
Thu May 5 22:54:39 CEST 2011


I understand that you feel threatened that a commercial entity with
different objectives is sucking potential members away from your
'space, and advertising itself as a "hackerspace" in a way that
conflicts with your understanding of the word.

But instead as seeing them as imposters and a threat, don't you think
that their different objective can make them a complementary space to
Freeside Atlanta? Why don't you go up to see them, talk to the people
there, and cross-pollinate? You'll probably meet some more prospective
members there :)

Better to collaborate than to compete!

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Buddy Smith <buddy.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Ignition Alley in atlanta is a commercial Co-working space. It is not
> a hackerspace in any sense of the word.
> How do I go about removing it from the list of hackerspaces?
> Should there be a new category for commercial spaces, like fab labs,
> tech shops, coworking spaces, and tech company incubators, separate
> from hackerspaces?
> --buddy
> Disclosure: I am a member of Freeside Atlanta, a hackerspace in Atlanta.
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