[SpaceProgram] Fwd: Talk:Hackerspaces Global Space Program - HackerspaceWiki

David ainut at hiwaay.net
Sat Jun 23 00:35:22 CEST 2012

Anything happening with this in our shop lately?


ainut at hiwaay.net wrote:
> I was in tech review for some gubmnt contracts for a while.  Also, I 
> have passing familiarity with DARPA requirements.  I offer my meager 
> help on this, too.
> As I remember it, DARPA's mission is to foster tech growth and 
> business growth.  They do not get involved in their funding efforts 
> except to be sure the money they grant goes where it is supposed to 
> go. (Fraud, etc.)  In general, whatever their grantees do with the 
> research that is accomplished belongs to the grantee.  There are 
> exceptions in their history and their charter may have changed since I 
> last talked with them, over 8 years ago.  In any case, count me in.
> David Merchant
> lightly active member of Makers 256 and keenly interested in space 
> efforts.
> Quoting Jerry Isdale <isdale at gmail.com>:
>> The Makers Local 256 Huntsville Al, usa  has gotten word of our HSP 
>> and after some email and phone calls, they sat together and talked 
>> and posted a bunch of interesting comments on the wiki page...
>> http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Talk:Hackerspaces_Global_Space_Program
>> My basic reply was:
>> Excellent questions... At this point I (jerry isdale) have very very 
>> few solid answers. We are currently just starting contract 
>> negotiation - like they sent me a couple emails saying we'll get back 
>> to you shortly. Most of these questions need to be addressed in the 
>> negotiations. Our first task - in parallel with early negotatiions - 
>> is to set up the company that will actually sign the contract. We 
>> need people to help put this together. Then we can answer the questions.
>> Jerry Isdale
>> isdale at gmail.com
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