Friday, December 26

Hacker spaces

I just found out about hacker spaces. For a nice example of a hack space, see The Metalab. Such places seem quite suitable for work on individual public projects and for growing teams by sorting out the wheat from the chaff.

It's a pity there are no hacker spaces east of Vienna. I wonder if one could be set up in Vilnius. There probably are enough people around. but quite a bit of organising work (see Hackerspace Design Patterns [PDF]) needs to be done to establish a hacker space. I would do it, but I am overbooked as it is. Any takers?


Marius Gedminas said...

The hackerspace in India *is* east of Vienna, but I see what you're getting at ;)

I'd love to participate, but I wouldn't be a good organizer.

Martin-Éric said...

I'm not in Vilnius, but helping manage one in Vilnius is something I'd be interested in.

Btw, I thought that what PoV had was exactly that, namely a joint space for various hackers to share and legal facilities to bill outsiders for consulting services performed by the users of the office?