The CCC describes itself as «a galactic community of life forms, independent of age, sex, race or societal orientation, which strives across borders for freedom of information…». In general, the CCC advocates more transparency in government, freedom of information, and the human right to communication. Supporting the principles of the hacker ethic, the club also fights for free universal access to computers and technological infrastructure as well as the use of open-source software. The CCC spreads an entrepreneurial vision refusing capitalist control. It has been characterised as «…one of the most influential digital organisations anywhere, the centre of German digital culture, hacker culture, hacktivism, and the intersection of any discussion of democratic and digital rights».
A Hackbase or Hackerbase is a Live-in Hackerspace – a hackerspace with a capacity for coliving.
everything you would expect from a hackerspace + place to stay (sleep, eat, …)
… this includes being publicly accessible (via a clear and non-discriminatory process)
able to host short or long-term stays
residents cover their own costs (which are usually far less than «normal» lifestyles)
extension on the practices of sharing already present in hackerspaces
hosts hacker Residencies and Exchanges
put in common resources and tools for care in accordance with hackers ethics and peer-to-peer philosophy
we wish to contribute to the resiliency and prosperity of what we see as an extended network of caregivers: hackers-activists, lawyers, journalists, artists, whistle-blowers, many others with or without a “profession” or a “name”, distant and near, free and imprisoned, each of us node in a human support network.