[hackerspaces] Is this a hackerspace?

William Reyor opticfiber at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 20:53:17 CET 2013

I think you'll find that knowledge sharing, education, and community also play key roles in many spaces. And depending on the space that will vary tremendously.

- William Reyor

On Jan 2, 2013, at 2:46 PM, Yves Quemener <quemener.yves at free.fr> wrote:

> Trying to explain what a hackerspace is, at the Lyon Open Lab, we ended up
> explaining it as a place that produces projects that can be duplicated by
> anyone with the right tools. The more I think of it, the more I think this
> is the defining feature of the whole hacker/maker movement : produce
> projects and give tools to reproduce them.
> If you take this definition, some for-profits can qualify if they produce
> things under free licenses. (and I do thing that Google has such a space)
> On the other hand, non-profits that keep their know-how secret can not
> qualify. A techshop would not be automatically eliminated : it all depends
> on what its members create.
> If it quacks like a duck...
> I could see several categories but the one I would like to see on a map of
> hackerspaces is "these places already published make/hack projects with
> openly licensed blueprints". There could be also aspiring hackerspaces with
> no finished projects yet, looking for new members to reach critical mass.
> On 02/01/13 20:29, Psy Tek wrote:
>> Agreed, this will at least give some separation.  We can maybe segment it
>> more than two as also suggested... I think the NP/FP is a good filter to
>> have in general.
>> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 2:18 PM, David Powell <davepow16 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:davepow16 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>    I liked the idea in the other thread that suggested companies be listed
>>    as non-profit and for profit.
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