Jargon

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Jargon files exist as a list of jargon used by a space

Beacon

Indication on slack/irc that a member has arrived at the hackerspace. Maybe one day there will be a physical beacon to indicate an occupied hackerspace. Portensibly, a light member could use this opportunity to see if they can use the space.

Portensibly

Generally speculative; more conjectural than purportedly and ostensibly.

Kipple

Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself ... the entire universe is moving towards a final state of total, absolute kippleization.

Hole

A place where things are or aren't. Eg, parts hole.

Guff

General stUFF, Guff consists of all of the things (well, consumables) at the hackerspace that don't belong to a particular person, and are available to use. The general rule is that guff does not leave the space (you don't take it home for a project, or for personal use). But on the other hand, once something is part of a project or hack, it's no longer guff.

Hackerspace

There are many definitions of hackerspaces, but it is generally agreed hackerspaces meet at least 5 or 6 of the following guidelines:

  1. Owned and operated by it’s members in a spirit of equality.
  2. Is a nonprofit organization, and open to the outside world on a (semi)regular basis.
  3. Shares tools, equipment and ideas without discrimination.
  4. A strong emphasis on technology and invention.
  5. Has shared space (or is working on a space) as a center of the community.
  6. A strong spirit of invention and science, based on trial, error, and freely sharing information.