[hackerspaces] Bucketworks needs help

Al Billings albill at openbuddha.com
Sat Jun 1 05:56:27 CEST 2013

On Friday, May 31, 2013 at 8:42 PM, roh wrote:
> i think the fundamental question first is:
> why do you obviously see such locations/organisations as 'needs to make
> a profit' like e.g. a 'business'?

You're the first person to say "profit" here. I certainly didn't.

I said that you should bring in more money than you spend. Otherwise, you're not sustainable and, apparently, you wind up begging strangers for money.
> most locations i know are 'making things possible'-style, pragmatic
> designed concepts which result not out of a business model, but out of a
> demand for space to be creative in.

How pragmatic are you if you can't pay your rent? Doesn't seem very practical. Given that, what are the business models that allow you to pay your bills and meet your goals, as a group, without begging for money periodically?

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