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hacker ethics015:56, 16 August 2010

hacker ethics

i'm reading the book 'Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution' by Steven Levy and found these nicely condensed description of the original MIT hacker community (TMRC etc etc). i want to bring them up to discuss during the next general assembly, check if our space can stand behind the 'hacker ethics'

       * Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
       * All information should be free.
       * Mistrust authority—promote decentralization.
       * Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not criteria such as degrees, age, race, sex, or position.
       * You can create art and beauty on a computer.
       * Computers can change your life for the better., 16 August 2010