[hackerspaces] Another registry?

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Feb 9 07:17:13 CET 2012

I also support the DARPA assistance in boosting STEM among children.
There's absolutely no problem with that in my mind.  You may hate
their end game... but the act itself is about as morally and
intellectually in the realm of ethical as you can possibly get.

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM, Jerry Isdale <isdale at gmail.com> wrote:
> I got a personal email from Dale Dougherty today that he isn't interested in
> a ™ or other wise restricting Makerspace --- the licensing of Maker Faire
> not withstanding.  I would still like a public recognition - from MAKE and
> DARPA - that that the term is already public domain, and generic.
> On 2/8/12 3:21 PM, Arclight wrote:
>    Do you suppose this could be 3D Printed?
> lol… Sure.  Handcarved or turned on a lathe too.
> Willow Brugh ..
>> If the main issue with bringing in minors is that of insurance, what would
> go into making our own insurance co-op?
> That would be a great idea. I don't know that we could provide the $mil
> required in case of payouts…
> Youth Education is the central component of the MAKErspace in the
> makerspace.com world. That it steps on the generic makerspace will be an
> unfortunate point of contention and irritation.
> Personally, I support the Make/Darpa/OtherLab effort.  I hope they open
> source their curriculum, etc.
> Our makerspace does outreach to kids, and we have kids as young as 2mo
> regularly at meetings.  Liability is a big worry for me.  We currently
> occupy space on Dept of Education land and they require both liability
> insurance and non-profit status. ugh.
> Jerry Isdale
> http://MauiMakers.com
> http://www.mauimakers.com/blog/thursday-public-meeting/
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