Terminology and use of word 'Hackerspace'

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Terminology

Poll ended at Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:07 am

Leave it at 'Hackerspace' etc.
4
29%
Change to 'Makerspace' etc.
10
71%
 
Total votes: 14

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DigitalOSH
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Terminology and use of word 'Hackerspace'

Post by DigitalOSH » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:07 am

In the Dec 7th meeting we discussed the words 'Hackerspace', 'Hacker' and 'Hack'.

Although we understand that this word does not have a negative connotation, the majority of society does not. To make ourselves more appealing, both to a wide range of membership as well as potential sponsors, this motion is to use the words 'Makerspace', 'Maker' and 'Make' instead. It describes what we want to do more accurately and it is less intimidating.

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