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

Ethan Chew spacefelix at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 22:34:31 CEST 2014


      As someone who works in both the non-profit and for-profit sides of
the hackerspace/shared collaborative workspace worlds, I am curious if I
could discuss with you the possibility of bridging both closed,
proprietary, for-profit worlds with open-source (FLOSS and etc),
community-driven and non-profit worlds for both their benefits.
      Is such collaboration possible, what examples have been seen and what
would you envision such from the perspective of FLOSS?

             - Ethan/spacefelix

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> Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2014 09:26:22 -0500
> From: Mike  Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com>
> To: discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> Subject: [hackerspaces] Hackerspaces survey on Free/Libre Open Source
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> 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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