- Hackers share and are willing to teach their knowledge
- Hackers are skilled. Many are self-taught, or learn by interacting with other hackers.
- Hackers seek knowledge. This knowledge may come from unauthorized or unusual sources, and is often hidden.
- Hackers are tinkerers. They like to understand how things work, and want to make their own improvements or modifications.
- Hackers often disagree with authority, including parents, employers, social customs and laws. They often seek to circumvent authority they disagree with.
- Hackers disagree with each other. Different hackers have different values, and come from all backgrounds. This means that what one hacker is opposed to might be embraced by another.
- Hackers are persistent, and are willing to devote hours, days and years to pursuing their individual passions.
- This Code is not to prescribe how hackers act. Instead, it is to help us to recognize our own diversity and identify.
- Every hacker must make his or her own decisions about what is right or wrong, and some might do things they believe are illegal, amoral or anti-social to achieve higher goals.
- Hackers' motivations are their own, and there is no reason for all hackers to agree.
- Hackers have a shared identify, however, and many shared interests.
- By reading this Code, hackers can recognize themselves and each other, and understand better the group they are a part of. This will be beneficial to all hackers.
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