The chosen name "bunker" means "computers room", which is located in Switzerland where we have our UNIX machines, while the Apache2 server that hosts these pages is located in Italy.
The network finds its own use and space for things. This web site is a general no-profit vintage computing website which aims to be a friendly hobbyist community for discussing Linux and artworks projects as well as OS-less projects, including software development, and troubleshooting, as well as facilitating hardware exchange.
|Signal bootie||talks about personal projects, ideas and experiences.|
|Bazaar Area||puts buyers in touch with sellers, it's user-to-user.|
HackADay on Signal bootie, Hardware & Making
This track is all about the liberation of proprietary RISC ( MIPS, PPC, HPPA ) vintage computers by running Gentoo/Linux on them, and the developing and creatively using things that allow the digital to make a physical impression. The focus is on creating things of all kinds of, e.g. textiles, musical instruments, robots, alternative energy, medical tools, …, the expansion, repair, and liberation of proprietary systems, from the decapped smart-card to the firmware of your toaster to a modified agricultural machine, the sovereign use of technology, getting your hands dirty, and all the things we can’t imagine yet – and of course rockets! (contact us for your own dedicated space).
This is the leading place to discuss personal projects, crowdsource funded projects, as well as vintage computers, while the Bazaar area offers free participation without insertion fees.
Everyone is welcome, even commercial companies and people promoting their own products. So long as you contribute you are welcome to promote your wares here. Commercial spamming is not tolerated though. Moderators exist, they are called "entities with badges" for geek humoristic reason but also because they do not actively moderate or censor posts. There is no censorship on this forum, and you are welcome to promote or link to other forums, sites, and companies.
In brief, it's essentially a self-moderated place, and people lead by example. However, it has a high barrier of entry and new registrations are over to a manual account approval process. More info on "How to get an account?"