[hackerspaces] [wiki] TechShop

Sung won Lim 4phlebas at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 17:48:11 CET 2013

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Psy Tek <psytek at alphaonelabs.com> wrote:

> I think a good additional field to have is non-profit or for-profit on the
> profiles.

Not sure if that says much. There are forprofits classified that way
because they didn't like the paperwork and nonprofits trying to rake in as
much money as possible...


> On Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Far McKon wrote:
>>  Techshop is a for-profit company, so I think it clearly falls into a
>> 'Tool Gym' or Co-Working space. Both Techshop and Pokono have been (in the
>> past) listed and removed as 'hackerspaces'.
>> IMHO, there is a clear difference between registered non-profit
>> hackerspaces, 'for benefit of members' hackerspaces, and 'tool-gym'
>> CoWorking spaces. I think it's false advertising IMHO.
>> I don't hold anything against TechShop, they are pretty awesome. But it
>> should be clear they are neither by members, nor are not a non-profit (two
>> things that IMHO, a hackerspace needs one or other of).
>> $0.02
>> hack on,
>> - Far McKon
>> On 1/2/13 10:56 AM, hellekin wrote:
>> > The WP article on TechShop does *not* mention it as a hackerspace. To
>> > me it looks like wiki spam to pretend being a "notable hackerspace"
>> > without having a single reference related to the hackerspaces community.
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