Guidelines

(Blatantly stolen from Revspace, other hackerspaces)

Guidelines for using our hackerspace
We accept patches to these guidelines: In real-life, as with code, all is dynamic and up to change – don’t complain, make the change.

28 days later: Non-Personal objects can be tagged with post-it notes, denoting the date of last use. Any object not used for 28 days can, and probably, will be removed, destructed, harvested for components or given away (discussed and decided upon during a monthly meeting). The same counts for projects: we evaluate after 28 days if they are worthwhile to maintain.

Don’t panic: It gets you around in the galaxy, guess it also counts in our space.

Some rules to follow (as supplemented by nautical metaphor):
- There are no passengers on this ship, only crew members.
- We are explorers, not pirates.
- Upon leaving the ship, clean your spot and the spot next to you; Return all tools to their proper location.
- Drinks are in the fridge, they are cool, cheap and help us stay afloat.
- Please fill-up the fridge when the end is in sight, so we have cool drinks tomorrow.
- Respect fellow members, their privacy and their hardware.
- Communication generally works better than conflict.
- The guy / girl mopping the deck deserves more respect than the non-existing captain.
- No drugs, no alcohol abuse, or ye walk the plank!
- There are no overnight quarters on board, so plan to go ashore every night.

Some tips:
- Sharing is good, share your knowledge, creativity and code.
- Respect is not forced, it is earned.
- Parrots have no original thoughts; think, don’t be a parrot.
- Truth is usually somewhere in the middle. Most issues aren’t binary anyway.
- Last but not foremost: Be excellent to each other.

Practical matters:
- Guests are welcome, but must be accompanied by a member.
- If you are organizing something big, a workshop or lecture, where you expect lots of guests (non-members), please communicate well before and update the agenda.
- If you are the last to leave, make sure all lights and devices (outside of the server-room) are turned off, the heating has been turned down and all windows and doors are closed. Lastly, make sure the door is locked behind you (try to nudge it open).