[hackerspaces] Hacktivist?

Walter van Holst walter at revspace.nl
Thu May 26 19:54:17 CEST 2011

On Thu, 26 May 2011 12:01:23 -0400, Agent 5 wrote:
> I find there tend to be a few Computer Hackers sprinkled among the
> generally accepted type of Hackerspace. SO my question to you is...
> Are you are Hacktivist?

Although I am a member of RevSpace, I do not consider myself a hacker, 
but more of a maker (yes, I know the categories overlap, but that war is 
lost, get over it). I am a bit of an activist though.

> If so, what do you and your Hackerspace do in your community to raise
> awareness in changes of online rights and technology and such?

I do a monthly hour on Signal (http://signal.hackerspaces.org), trying 
to cover precisely that. If you haven't heard it yet: we (gmc does the 
technical side, I do the content) try to get an interesting panel of 
people from all over Europe (well, the USA would be welcome too, but 
being in Europe makes us focus a bit more on the EU obviously) to 
discuss developments in this field. Basically, most media start to cover 
policymaking in Brussels by the time it is finished, more awareness of 
what happens there is sorely needed.



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