[hackerspaces] Hackerspaces Re:Foundation (Was Re: Abuse Of Power)

Sean Bonner sean at seanbonner.com
Sat Apr 13 22:33:05 CEST 2013

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Mark Janssen <dreamingforward at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 1:25 PM, Sean Bonner <sean at seanbonner.com> wrote:
> >
> >> The other major point in using the word "hacker" is that it has major
> >> negative connotations when seeking funding form the commercial sector.
> >>  It could be argued that we (sf_x) probably lost our space because of
> >> the confusion surrounding that word.
> >
> > I would just like to say fuck that.
> >
> > We are hackers, it's not our fault or problem that some people are stupid
> > and like to wring their hands about hollywood misinterpretations of the
> word
> > - if anything that should make our resolve that much stronger to show
> what
> > hackers really are.
> Haha, I agree, but then your getting into the #Occupy space and out of
> the hackerspaces, because the hackerspaces don't have an economic
> model at the moment.  Now if you want to talk about activism then I
> can talk that too and been in jail for it.

Sorry, I joined several hacekerspaces and opened a hackerspace of my own
long before #occupy ever existed, calling it a hackerspace has nothing to
do with activism or #occupy. It's accurate labeling.

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