[hackerspaces] Is this a hackerspace?
ssutton4455 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 19:56:28 CET 2013
Also, the two member sponsorship is not an uncommon practice. We're
actually really friendly and inviting, which is why we've been able to
almost double our membership over the last 9 months. Sponsors work to bring
new members into the community and introduce them around. It's very helpful.
Maybe you were just joking, but we're far from elitist and exclusive :)
On Jan 2, 2013 1:47 PM, "Buddy Smith" <buddy.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> 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
>> 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
> 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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> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
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