Not all of these are even based on an existing community, but have been founded by actors of the formal educational system or commercial sector.
It is impossible to clarify everything in the scope of a short article.
Hackerspaces are workshops organised with an open community model where people with technological interests can come together to socialise, collaborate, share and expand their knowledge.
The last few years have seen an increased activity in this area including the founding of many new locations, increasing cooperation and discussions about the potentialities and the directions of hackerspaces.
One concrete example of how these historical and ideological divergences show up is to be found in the legal status of the spaces: while hacklabs are often located in squatted buildings, hackerspaces are generally rented.
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I will therefore only consider community-led hacklabs and hackerspaces here.
Despite the fact that these spaces share the same cultural heritage, some of their ideological and historical roots are indeed different.