[hackerspaces] Is this a hackerspace?

Buddy Smith buddy.smith at ieee.org
Wed Jan 2 19:47:13 CET 2013

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM, William Reyor <opticfiber at gmail.com> wrote:

> Should probably remove freespace Atlanta too then.
You mean Freeside?

It's a non-profit, organized as a hackerspace. It self identifies as a

> https://sites.google.com/site/freesideatl/joining
> http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/FreesideAtlanta
> Requires two members to sponsor, sounds elitist and exclusive to me.
> Then again, who am I to start judging who belongs and who doesn't....
I think there can be a distinction between "hackerspace" and "not

If you can justify it, then remove them. I think you'll find some objection.

I think Freeside shares some number of qualities with most hackerspaces,
and "Hacker Hostel" does not. It's not member-run, it's for profit, it's
nothing more than a dorm and set of expensive IT classes.

Personally, I think tech shops and hackerspaces/makerspaces should remain
on the wiki. Coworking spaces should probably not be on the wiki, IT
schools should not be on the wiki.

I think for-profit IT schools with no other links to the hackerspace
movement should be deleted.

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