Be excellent to each other!

As the WTF Kooperative eG, we are committed to a maxim that is also commonly known as hacker ethics.

What are the ethical principles of hacking

motivation and limits

  • Access to computers - and anything which might teach you something about the way the world really 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 acting, 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.
  • Don't litter other people's data.
  • Make public data available, protect private data.


Source and further information: ccc.de/en/hackerethik