[hackerspaces] Another registry?

Tim Miller timmillertech at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 18:29:09 CET 2012

Here is a short blog post with a long discussion afterwards about children
in hackerspaces.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 1:46 AM, Will Bradley <bradley.will at gmail.com> wrote:

> Glad to hear it Jerry, and I totally agree. I wonder what the laws are for
> such terms; i.e. Coke and Kleenex are almost genericized names as to be
> unenforceable; how do we ensure nobody hijacks Hackerspace, and how can
> Dale prove that Makerspace is safe and free? I'd rather not trademark
> either.
> On Feb 8, 2012 11:12 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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