[hackerspaces] Abuse Of Power

Paul Bohm bohmps at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 19:21:36 CEST 2013

Ok that was harsh. Sorry

Johannes bringing my mother into this, plus people messaging me pushed my

But the thing is. I'd like to hand over the domains and keys to
hackerspaces.org to some entity that can take care of it. Anyone want to
start a foundation with a defined charta?

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Paul Bohm <bohmps at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've just received messages suggesting how I should respond to
> straw-man's, and how it's important.
> But it's simpler than that, I've given up the domain metalab.at and given
> it to Metalab many years ago because I knew it would be in good hands
> there.
> Despite moving to a different country and being less involved with the
> scene, I've held on to the domains hackerspaces.org hackerspaces.com
> hackerspaces.net because there were some very ugly power struggles that I
> didn't speak up about at the time.
> I'm no longer as actively involved with the hackerspaces scene and I've
> been wanting to hand over the reigns including domains to people who are
> capable of cooperation for years. This hasn't been possible, and now even
> doing maintenance on the site causes backstabbing.
> A mentor told me many years ago that if people say ugly things in private
> that they'd rather not hear said in public, the answer to that is to
> communicate in public even if it makes you look bad too. I'm sticking to
> that.
> -enki
> On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM, Tobias Wolter <towo at koeln.ccc.de> wrote:
>> Paul Bohm <bohmps at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >And I remember very well that night at CCC Congress 2008, where you
>> >told me
>> >how much you enjoyed the attention you get, because you've set things
>> >up in
>> >such a way that they have to go through you to accomplish things. I
>> >told
>> >you back then that's at odds with a philosophy of participation.
>> Unverifiable statements of private conversations wherein you accuse
>> someone of being in it only for the attention - after going public with an
>> outcry of revoked privileges you admit to not using, stating that the
>> person doing that is not as "cool" as you are? Interesting.
>> Then we should consider that this might be an attempt to sway public
>> opinion because you are trying to insinuate gender-based prejudices? That's
>> rich.
>> And not very becoming in the spirit of encouraging participation.
>> -towo
>> --
>> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
>> _______________________________________________
>> Discuss mailing list
>> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
>> http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.hackerspaces.org/pipermail/discuss/attachments/20130413/f8f187ac/attachment.html>

More information about the Discuss mailing list