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

Mike Dupont jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 6 16:54:23 CEST 2014

Hahah, thats funny.

I was also in louisville,ky at lv1 an great hackerspace with much to learn

Let me put this clearly,  I am not telling them how to eat or what to do.
Not trying to crash peoples clubhouses or parties.

I am looking for a way to promote FLOSS in Kansas and am hoping to do that
via makerspaces as well as other venues. If I can point to many other
people who are promoting FLOSS in hackerspace it would be helpful as a

For me the hackerspaces were always in the context of free software and was
wondering how you think about this?


On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Joseph Connolly
<connolly.joseph at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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