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

Shirley Hicks shirley at velochicdesign.com
Sun Apr 6 16:48:52 CEST 2014

On Apr 6, 2014, at 9:26 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. 
Could you list this issues? 

> 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,

In this context, does FLOSS stand for "Free/Libre/Open Source Software"? My first search returned dental products.

Shirley Hicks
Red Mountain Makers
Birmingham, AL

> 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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