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Revision as of 07:48, 29 December 2012

Contents

Bug?

The Name section of the passport has "Surname / Nom / Apellidos" and then "First Name" in the box you write in, and then "Given names/ Prenoms / Nombres" with "Last Name" in the box you write in. I think the text in the boxes is the wrong way round.

Also the source for the passports is in adobe InDesign format, which currently dosn't have an open source implementation. Would it be possible to redo it in Scribus so it can be edited by hackers without using propriety software?

Alternativly if someone could re-export it from InDesign in InDesign Exchange format (.inx i think) then the Scribus team are working on an importer for it.

Stamp Book

  • Shouldn't this be called a Hackspace Stampbook? A passport is defined as "a document, issued by a national government, which certifies, for the purpose of international travel, the identity and nationality of its holder." A Hackerspace passport should be defined as "a document, issued by a Hackerspace, which certifies, for the purpose of inter-Hackerspace travel, the identity and home Hackerspace of its holder." This information should then be used to validate the holder, giving them a reputation to uphold for themselves and their Hackerspace. --JimShoe 18:33, 1 August 2011 (UTC) (Makers Local 256)
I don't mind the passport part, but "diplomatic" makes it look like something it really isn't. "Hackerspace Passport" would be more to the point. also inside you obviously put visitor stamps and not visas. It would be nice to have a document that presents what it is and does not pretend to be something else.--eMBee 4:34, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Creation

  • for those of us in the dark end of the hacker universe, would you be interested in sharing what materials/methods you use to craft these so that we can develop a certain level of uniformity between hackerspaces. I'm trying to get some put together for the OHM hackerspace here but would like to be of a comparable quality.

Making Your Own Hackerspace Passports

If you want to make your own Hackerspace Passports, then please do! If you make your own then you can do it any way you want! You can call it whatever you want! You can create your own artwork! You can make it any shape you want! You can do anything you wish, since it is *yours*!

You can also grab the original artwork, and use it verbatim, or hack it for your purposes. The artwork is entirely free and open source. See the links on the bottom of the Passport page for the print-ready PDF, and also the source artwork.

You can also make your artwork in any format that you want. Please, go ahead and make it using an open-source tool, if you like.

To make 2,600 of them, I used a local printer, named Valencia Printing, on Valencia St, in San Francisco. But any printer can print these. Of course, the fewer you make, the more expensive it is to make each one. Valencia Printing used 4-color printing on the inside pages, and used thick cardstock for the cover, using navy-blue and white ink on the cover. It would be even nicer (I think) if the cover were colored vinyl, with silver or gold embossed artwork (but Valenica Printing couldn't do that for me in the short amount of time I had to get 2,600 of them made between when I had the idea in July and before Chaos Camp in August-2011).

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