[Noisebridge-discuss] Lack of due process when Cynthia forced to leave

Gopiballava Flaherty gopiballava at gmail.com
Thu May 3 14:13:59 PDT 2012


If the unreasonable actions of a hacker make other hackers feel uncomfortable or unsafe, then IMHO the unreasonable person should be asked to be reasonable or to leave. 

I know this is full of fuzzy judgement calls, but being a hacker should not give you license to harm the space. Making people unhappy to visit NB by doing unreasonable things is harmful. 

Thanks,

gopi at iPhone


On May 3, 2012, at 15:03, Martin Bogomolni <martinbogo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I, for one, follow Eric Raymond's definition of a Hacker:
> 
> ( From the Hacker-howto : http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html )
> 
> OXO
> OOX
> XXX
> 
> A hacker is:
> 
> ...
> 
> There is a community, a shared culture, of expert programmers and
> networking wizards that traces its history back through decades to the
> first time-sharing minicomputers and the earliest ARPAnet experiments.
> The members of this culture originated the term "hacker". Hackers
> built the Internet. Hackers made the Unix operating system what it is
> today. Hackers run Usenet. Hackers make the World Wide Web work. If
> you are part of this culture, if you have contributed to it and other
> people in it know who you are and call you a hacker, you're a hacker.
> 
> The hacker mind-set is not confined to this software-hacker culture.
> There are people who apply the hacker attitude to other things, like
> electronics or music.  Actually, you can find it at the highest levels
> of any science or art. Software hackers recognize these kindred
> spirits elsewhere and may call them "hackers" too and some claim that
> the hacker nature is really independent of the particular medium the
> hacker works in
> ...
> 
> Thus a hacker is a person who follows the philosophy that:
> 
> 1. The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved.
> 2. No problem should ever have to be solved twice.
> 3. Boredom and drudgery are evil.
> 4. Freedom is good.
> 5. Attitude is no substitute for competence.
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