Hive76 Hackerspace is owned by it's Core Members, and we treat all members as part-owners in this awesome project.
Being An Owner (benefits and responsibilities)
As a member or an owner of the hackerspace, you are going to get a lot of benefits, and (of course) a few responsibilities to go with it). It's cheap to be member of Hive, because we run it ourselves (time-dues and money-dues).
Benefits: Awesome tools, some of which are hard to afford alone. Great people with keen ideas to collaborate with. Hardware and software at arms reach, and right in town instead of having to order and wait for things to get shipped in. Responsibilities: The overhead of decision making. Keeping the space clean, and keeping others in mind when you use the space. Taking extra time to teach members and visitors about what you are doing. The occasional (and inevitable, even though we try) politics or interpersoanl problems that crop up in any group.
Running your space