[hackerspaces] Hackerspaces survey on Free/Libre Open Source Software

Joseph Connolly connolly.joseph at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 16:38:56 CEST 2014

Mike, so you traveled from Europe to Kansas and when you got there you
found hackers from Kansas having fun in a way that you don't enjoy.

Tell us more.  What did you say to them?  Were they also eating the
wrong foods when you came into their clubhouse?

On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Mike  Dupont
<jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello Fellow Hackers,
> I recently moved to Kansas and found hackerspaces that are not really what I
> would have expected from my experience with hackerspaces in Europe (cbase,
> matrax and others) .  I find much less FLOSS and very little knowledge or
> awareness of any of the issues that I feel are important.
> Of course I don't want to dictate or tell people what to do, and I see
> hackerspaces and people as totally independent.
> But what I would like to see is some guidelines or criteria for a FLOSS
> supporting hackerspace, something that is supported by many people. Ideally
> we can come up with a set of guiding principles that hackerspaces can freely
> adopt and identify with that will tell people that they support software
> freedom. If enough hackerspaces do this it would be attractive to new and
> budding hackerspaces as voluntary self identification.
> So I made a short survey to get peoples opinion on this :
> https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9WYC6SY
> Thanks to  wannabe1987, gmc, Wil5on, Otter on irc for debugging this and
> providing constructive feedback
> Also I wanted to say that I am starting a free software association for
> Kansas http://flosokaks.thefr33.com/ and looking for support.
> thanks,
> mike
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