[hackerspaces] Tarrant Makers: Fall of a Foundation
randall.arnold at texrat.net
Thu Oct 9 16:12:40 CEST 2014
I think I told everyone but this list, but our local maker nonprofit, Tarrant
County Maker Community Foundation, recently imploded. Sabotage is a better
word, but I'm gritting my teeth and trying to be polite. Three years of hard
work on my part and ~two years on the part of a few dedicated others down the
There were a variety of elements that contributed... our regressive,
non-collaborative culture here was a big one. But ultimately it came down to a
handful of factors that I describe here:
We're not the only ones to experience the stumbling blocks I describe; I know
many of you made it past them, too. It's just sad that we became an example of
failure for the book I'm working on...
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