[hackerspaces] How to create a steady-state makerspace/hackerspace business model

Edward L Platt ed at elplatt.com
Tue Jun 4 20:21:07 CEST 2013

Here are some thoughts on sustainability that I posted recently, based on
my experience at i3 Detroit and from talking to members of other spaces:


On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Al Billings <albill at openbuddha.com> wrote:

>  It is to mine because we're trying to figure out how to be sustainable in
> the long term and actually offer things to folks here in Oakland. We've
> been here three years and want to be here ten more. That's hard to do when
> you rely on single individuals until they burn out. You need to make
> processes and structures that allow for sustainability. Saying, "Some
> volunteer will always fix a broken machine or pay the $200 we need for a
> part" is not sustainable.
> --
> Al Billings
> http://www.openbuddha.com
> http://makehacklearn.org
> On Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 11:08 AM, webmind wrote:
> Or atleast that the article
> isn't relevant to hackerspaces in general.
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Edward L. Platt
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