[hackerspaces] Is this a hackerspace?

Jens a.madman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 20:20:11 CET 2013

I am part of a group trying to start a space in Kansas... now I have no
idea what to call it.  I will be sad if what we call ourselves ends up
getting us removed from hackerspaces.org.  We even switched our meeting
venue because the free wifi blocked access to hackerspaces.org and we
couldn't live with that...

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Sparr <sparr0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM, William Reyor <opticfiber at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Ok so lets get this right.
> >
> > For-profit  spaces that are not member run - OK
> > Non-profit member run spaces - OK
> > Non-profit spaces that have paid classes - OK
> > For profit spaces that have paid classes - Not OK
> >
> > What about spaces that rely on local government for support would they be
> > allowed?
> >
> >
> > I think trying to judge and measure each entity is an exercise in
> futility.
> > Why not allow what is ?
> The distinctions you're drawing here are yours alone, and poor ones.
> No one else has suggested the dividing line that you're describing
> here. There are a hundred factors that make a space more
> hackerspace-y, and freeside and nycresistor both have 90 of them,
> while geniuscorps has 2 of them. there's a line somewhere between
> those two numbers that should be the bar for inclusion on the wiki.
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