[hackerspaces] will the fruits of our labors be used for good or for evil?

Jacob Rosenthal jjrosent at heatsynclabs.org
Wed Nov 30 07:16:32 CET 2011

Willow (and separately Space Fed?) seem to be pimping it as well

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Al Jigen Billings
<albill at openbuddha.com>wrote:

> On 11/29/11 10:10 PM, Justis Peters wrote:
>> On 11/30/2011 12:44 AM, Al Jigen Billings wrote:
>>> I'm also on the e-mail lists for a number of other hackerspaces and this
>>> is a debate, on small scale, that many of them are having on their own. The
>>> DoD money is being discussed quite a bit. So far, I think everyone has made
>>> pretty much the same observations that I've made here and decided it was
>>> money best left on the table. Maybe you and your space feel different but I
>>> know of no one who has actually applied for the DoD money.
>> This finally makes more sense. Prior to this comment, I did not
>> understand where you got the idea that any hackerspace was considering
>> taking money from the DoD. Nobody on this list had suggested it.
>> Our space has not been approached by the DoD or DARPA and I doubt that we
>> would take money from them. All our funding thus far has been from
>> individuals donations and membership dues. We enjoy the autonomy that is
>> afforded to us by that model.
>  As far as I know, no one has been approached personally. That said, the
> DoD has put it out there. It has been blogged and tweeted about (I recall
> something in one of the Wired blogs, something on Adafruit's blog, and
> similar) so people are aware of it and discussing it.
> Al
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