... and think for yourself!
  • The world is going totally stupid!
  • Fear is the enemy of freedom!
  • Mental Sanity needs to take over!
  • Join the international Hacker Movement!

Hackers solve problems and build things, and they believe in freedom and voluntary mutual help. To be accepted as a hacker, you have to behave as though you have this kind of attitude yourself. And to behave as though you have the attitude, you have to really believe the attitude.

To behave like a hacker, you have to believe that the thinking time of other hackers is precious — so much so that it's almost a moral duty for you to share information, solve problems and then give the solutions away just so other hackers can solve new problems instead of having to perpetually re-address old ones.


Hacker Ethics

  • Access to computers — and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works — should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-on Imperative!
  • All information should be free.
  • Mistrust authority — promote decentralization.
  • Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
  • You can create art and beauty on a computer.
  • Computers can change your life for the better.

Free Software Song

    Join us now and share the software;
    You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.
    Hoarders may get piles of money,
    That is true, hackers, that is true.
    But they cannot help their neighbors;
    That's not good, hackers, that's not good.
    When we have enough free software
    At our call, hackers, at our call,
    We'll throw out those dirty licenses
    Ever more, hackers, ever more.
    Join us now and share the software;
    You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.
           --Free Software Song

Hacker Community Congress

Hacker Community Congress (HCC) is a meet up of Hackers.

Issues that every hacker should be aware of

  • Freedom is more than just open sources
  • Video surveillance of public places
  • Data retention and telco surveillance
  • Biometric identification systems
  • Software patents kill freedom of thought
  • Fighting the copyright insanity
  • Voting computers take away control

Hackers' Responsibility to Society

  • Hackers have the responsibility to learn, evaluate and eventually report
  • Go out and start doing good things today!

Always remember:

  • Every good hacker is an artist
  • Every good artist should be a hacker too
  • Always Yield To The Hands-On Imperative!
  • Make good use of technology
  • Keep it simple, stupid!
  • Invite the public to participate