Right now, moored at Pier 50 in San Francisco, there’s a converted Icelandic icebreaking cargo ferry that’s been a startup incubator over the last two years. (It was first tricked out to be used as a residence.) In exchange for living and co-working space aboard the ship, companies give up a small equity stake (or pay money or in-kind labor for maintenance) to the ship’s owners, which include Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, and Creon Levit, a project manager at NASA Ames Research Center. One problem, though: the Port of San Francisco has threatened to shut the ship down by the end of October 2013.

For now, thanks to new community support, the eviction process has been “paused.”     

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