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==Our Concept:==
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==Core Concept:==
  
i3 Detroit aims to create a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture. We feel the best way to create this environment is to bring like mind people together that share a common passion for technology, art and culture.
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i3Detroit is a collaborative environment for people to explore the new applications of art and technology. We feel the best way to create this culture is to bring together like-minded people who share a common passion for making with a wide range of technical and artistic skills. The i3 stands for Imagine, Innovate, & Inspire. Our goal is to stay a community resource through continuous hosting of various classes and events in an environment that promotes learning in a fun non-traditional format.
  
The community will be run by it’s members through voting. All founding members will work together to create a set of by-laws that all members and non-members will be required to follow. The goal is to provide a safe and fun community environment.
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The organization is run by its members, who hold volunteer positions as officers, zone wardens, and directors of the board. We are proud to be one of the most influential hackerspaces in the region, yet still run entirely by the membership with no paid staff.
  
We hope to become a community resource by hosting various classes including but not limited to electronics, programming, crafts, Photography, cooking and all other skills that members or others are willing to share. We want to create an environment that promotes learning in a fun non-traditional format.
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Founding members worked together to create a set of bylaws and standing rules that all members and supporters follow, and improve by vote as necessary.  
  
As the collective grows we hope to build relationships with other Hacker Spaces that are willing to collaborate on projects and classes.
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i3Detroit is continually working with other hackerspaces and community organizations to work on projects, events, and educational opportunities.
  
What does i3 stand for: Imagine, Innovate & Inspire
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===How we fund the project?===
  
How will we finance the project:
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We fund the project through our membership dues, sponsorship, fundraisers and donations. We put our funds toward paying for tools, events and classes, as well as maintaining, and upgrading our facilities. Our yearly budget is formed by requests from the membership to the treasurer, and budget items are approved at the discretion of the board of directors.
  
We plan on being able to finance the project through Membership fees, Sponsorships, Fundraisers and Donations. All proceeds will go towards renting a space for collaboration, Tools, Parts and space renovations. All financial decisions will be voted on by it’s Members.
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===Purposes===
  
Purposes:
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# Build and maintain physical spaces suitable for technical, art, and social collaboration.
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# Collaborate on all forms of technology, art, and culture in new and interesting ways.
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# Apply the results of its work to specific cultural, charitable, and scientific causes.
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# Freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.
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# Recruit and develop talented members dedicated to these purposes.
  
    * Build and maintain physical spaces suitable for technical, art and social collaboration.
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i3Detroit has 501c3 status which allows us to receive tax-deductible donations to help fund our operation.
    * Collaborate on all forms of technology, art and culture in new and interesting ways.
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    * Apply the results of its work to specific cultural, charitable and scientific causes.
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    * Freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.
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    * Recruit and develop talented members dedicated to these purposes.
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i3 Detroit aims to be a 501c3 organization which will allow us to receive donations to assist us in meeting our purposes.
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Point 4. of our Mission Statement says that i3Detroit will freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.
  
Point four of our Mission Statement says that i3 Detroit will Freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.
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In general, our licensing policy guarantees this mission point as well as ensuring that i3Detroit remains compliant with the spirit and letter of the law for 501c3 exempt non-profit organizations.
  
In general, our licensing policy guarantees this mission point as well as ensuring that i3 Detroit remains compliant with the spirit and letter of the law for 501(c)(3) exempt non-profit organizations.
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===Licensing===
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Our licensing policy is considered a part of our policy because the emphasis of the policy is to encourage global collaboration. All contributions and content produced by i3Detroit are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. For attribution purposes, we ask that you link back to the relevant content on i3detroit.com and give credit to content creators, where applicable.
  
Our licensing policy is considered a part of our policy because the emphasis of the policy is to encourage global collaboration.
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===Our Inspirations===
  
Our Inspirations:
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i3Detroit has been inspired by the many Hackerspaces that have been created through out the globe such as Noisebridge, NYC Resistor, Cowtown Computer Congress and Pumping Station: One. Some or All of information found in this site has been modified and borrowed from HacDC & TCOH.
 
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i3 Detroit has been inspired by the many Hacker Spaces that have been created through out the globe such as Noisebridge, NYC Resistor, Cowtown Computer Congress and Psone.
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Some or All of information found in this site has been modified and borrowed from HacDC & TCOH.
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All contributions and content produced by i3 Detroit are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
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For attribution purposes, we ask that you link back to the relevant content on i3detroit.com and give credit to content creators, where applicable.
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Latest revision as of 20:50, 14 April 2015

Core Concept:

i3Detroit is a collaborative environment for people to explore the new applications of art and technology. We feel the best way to create this culture is to bring together like-minded people who share a common passion for making with a wide range of technical and artistic skills. The i3 stands for Imagine, Innovate, & Inspire. Our goal is to stay a community resource through continuous hosting of various classes and events in an environment that promotes learning in a fun non-traditional format.

The organization is run by its members, who hold volunteer positions as officers, zone wardens, and directors of the board. We are proud to be one of the most influential hackerspaces in the region, yet still run entirely by the membership with no paid staff.

Founding members worked together to create a set of bylaws and standing rules that all members and supporters follow, and improve by vote as necessary.

i3Detroit is continually working with other hackerspaces and community organizations to work on projects, events, and educational opportunities.

How we fund the project?

We fund the project through our membership dues, sponsorship, fundraisers and donations. We put our funds toward paying for tools, events and classes, as well as maintaining, and upgrading our facilities. Our yearly budget is formed by requests from the membership to the treasurer, and budget items are approved at the discretion of the board of directors.

Purposes

  1. Build and maintain physical spaces suitable for technical, art, and social collaboration.
  2. Collaborate on all forms of technology, art, and culture in new and interesting ways.
  3. Apply the results of its work to specific cultural, charitable, and scientific causes.
  4. Freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.
  5. Recruit and develop talented members dedicated to these purposes.

i3Detroit has 501c3 status which allows us to receive tax-deductible donations to help fund our operation.

Point 4. of our Mission Statement says that i3Detroit will freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.

In general, our licensing policy guarantees this mission point as well as ensuring that i3Detroit remains compliant with the spirit and letter of the law for 501c3 exempt non-profit organizations.

Licensing

Our licensing policy is considered a part of our policy because the emphasis of the policy is to encourage global collaboration. All contributions and content produced by i3Detroit are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. For attribution purposes, we ask that you link back to the relevant content on i3detroit.com and give credit to content creators, where applicable.

Our Inspirations

i3Detroit has been inspired by the many Hackerspaces that have been created through out the globe such as Noisebridge, NYC Resistor, Cowtown Computer Congress and Pumping Station: One. Some or All of information found in this site has been modified and borrowed from HacDC & TCOH.