[GRLUG] GRMakers Social This Saturday Sept 29 8-10PM

Collin Kidder collink at kkmfg.com
Thu Sep 27 09:31:01 EDT 2012

What you say is true. However, my point was that, barring a conflict
of some sort (personalities, ideology, etc) it is almost always better
to pool resources and not reinvent the wheel. This is also true of
linux. Having multiple distros is well and good but having too many
over nit-picky differences is silly. Having most people pick one
distro is nice because they can all help each other.

However, I agree, two is not too many makerspaces. I was just curious
as to whether there needed to be two. It seems to me that that
question should be the very first thing anyone asks before creating a
fork: does there need to be a fork? ;)

Personally, I think that the mention of Chris (Boden) might suggest
that you've met him or talked with him before. He's an interesting

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM, Michael Mol <mikemol at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Geek Group is Boden's thing, and it's run the way he wants to run
> it, with the social atmosphere he wants it to have. There's plenty of
> room in Grand Rapids for other groups with their own specialties and
> atmospheres. It's very similar to Linux distros, actually;
> disagreements within a distro's community, and between community and
> management, often lead to a forking of the distribution to produce
> something different. Sometimes the fork replaces the original,
> sometimes it dies off, and sometimes they feed each other.
> That last is really the best outcome of all possible worlds.
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Collin Kidder <collink at kkmfg.com> wrote:
>> I'm somewhat curious as to the number of required makerspaces in Grand
>> Rapids. After all, The Geek Group seems poised to open soon and they
>> basically fit the bill as a very large makerspace. I have to wonder if
>> pooling resources wouldn't be the best course of action.
>> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 6:00 AM, Casey DuBois <casey at grlug.org> wrote:
>>> Hey GRLUG,
>>> The GRMakers are having a meeting.
>>> This Saturday Sept 29
>>> 8-10PM
>>> @ The Warehouse, 112 Baldwin St., Jenison
>>> http://grmakers.com/
>>> A makerspace or hackerspace a location where people with common
>>> interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital or
>>> electronic art (but also in many other realms) can meet, socialise
>>> and/or collaborate. makerspaces can be viewed as open community labs
>>> incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios
>>> where hackers can come together to share resources and knowledge to
>>> build and make things.
>>> A makerspace is something different to everyone who uses it. Whether
>>> your interests are in electronics, knitting, machining, scrapbooking,
>>> woodworking, ceramics, crafts, sewing or anything else that involves
>>> creating something, there.s something in a makerspace for you. We will
>>> be governed by our members, so the members decide what.s in the space.
>>> You will find a vibrant, active community of local makers who are just
>>> as interested in creating things as you are.
>>> Please invite everyone you know!!
>>> Casey DuBois
>>> 616-808-6942
>>> casey at grlug.org
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