Opening reception at Open Space Aarhus

Open Space Aarhus is the venue for our FSFE Fellowship meetings i Aarhus, and it just moved to a new location just opposite the university’s departments of computer science and digital design.

The site’s chairman Flemming started the event by explaining the meaning of the term “hacker” in “hackerspace” and its value in modern society, and that meant explaining the value of free software.

Flemming Frandsen speaks about Free Software

Among other things, including of course the ins and outs of the hackerspace itself.

Open Space Aarhus: The Rules

As can be seen, quite a lot of people showed up for the reception – many of which we had never seen before (this was of course the whole point of having the opening reception).

The new hackerspace has lots of working space

… electronics room, dirty room, even a home-built laser cutter and CNC machine

… people doing fun and geeky stuff who like to tell people how they did it …

… all in about 200 square meters of semi-industrial building bang in the middle of the university’s computer science campus and the related science park with many startup companies.

I’m quite excited about the possibilities of this new hackerspace, both as a regular member and as a coordinator of the local FSFE group. And so is everybody else. It seems like the right place at the right time, and the location can hopefully attract many new and interesting free software and freedom-in-general related activities here in Aarhus.

Update: I uploaded some more photos from the event to a Flickr set.

4 thoughts on “Opening reception at Open Space Aarhus

        • Thanks, Guido!

          At the talk night last Tuesday it was mentioned that the space now has 67½ paying members, meaning 64 full members (DKK 200 ~ €25/months) and 7 half-price student members. Break-even is set to 60, so we’re very well situated in terms of sustainability. If we get more members I suppose we’ll have to lower the dues. :-)

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