[hackerspaces] Open Source Hackerspace?

Frantisek Apfelbeck algoldor at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 30 13:18:29 CEST 2014

Hi to all,
I'm not sure how much may be the original email "promotional" one or not but I'm actually wondering recently about "similar thing" because of the projects which I'm involved with and which are generally forms of nonprofits but ... Recently when talking to other hackers especially the ones who like me want to do things which are many times quite applied, suggestions of combination of variety of nonprofit, for profit, corporation and other umbrellas forming “one body” were discussed. The advantages would be ability to aim for goals and adequate resources more efficiently based on their type, allowing however for quite a variety of project topics but still sharing at least partly infrastructure, funding etc. One can imagine a building given by the city to a non profit for a very good deal, which is taking care about the place, leasing parts of that to another non profit for example hackerspace, another part for for profit - corporation or corporation
 whatever - fablab or hacker residency, all related in their aim and activities but having different legal status.  

There is an interesting document which is partly touching this topic produced originally by Kim Alter, updated version is available here


Anyway it may be not exactly answer to your question, rather widening the scope but it may help a bit. I think that as a movement we need to pay attention to this, it is really important for the future development and proper utilization of resources.

Sincerely from Jeju,
Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck

biotechnologist&kvasir and hacker


"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

On Monday, June 30, 2014 5:44 AM, hellekin <hellekin at hackerspaces.org> wrote:

On 06/29/2014 05:20 PM, Crawford Comeaux wrote:
> There's a new company that's emerged out of Coderwall called Assembly.
> Their site (https://assemblymade.com/) is for building "crowd-FOUNDED"
> open source Startups. I'm curious about how that platform (or a
> hypothetical open-sourced version of it) could be used for the creation
> of a new hackerspace. Thoughts?
*** I didn't follow the link but the first thought that came to me:
company != community.


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