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

Matt Goodman meawoppl at gmail.com
Mon May 9 18:15:56 CEST 2011

How about we just define it as anywhere that cares to list itself?

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On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Far McKon <farmckon at gmail.com> wrote:

> This discussion has happened before*
> After that discussion and some drinks, a few of us came up with the
> following rules of thumb:
> Informal guidelines of what makes a hackerspace.
> 1) Owned and run by its members democratically
> 2) A nonprofit organization, and/or have regular of public access for
> non-members
> 3) Shares tools, equipment and skills freely without charge to each other
> 4) A strong emphasis on technology and invention
> 5) Has shared physical space or project as a center of the community
> 6) A strong spirit of invention and science, STEM,  and freely sharing
> ideas
> To be a hackespace, a group needs to have at least 5 of those 6
> characteristics.
> That is what we came up with.  What do you folks think?  I'd love to
> hear expanded, better ideas.
> - Far
> *
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