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[Fsuk-manchester] MFS Talk. Tues, 19 April. "Pirate Party UK and Free So

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] MFS Talk. Tues, 19 April. "Pirate Party UK and Free Software", Loz Kaye & Tim Dobson.
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 22:16:58 +0100
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* Talk: Pirate Party UK and Free Software
* Speakers: Loz Kaye (Party Leader) and
            Tim Dobson (PPUK Software Specialist)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
"(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
* Date: Tuesday, 19th April 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30

If you are politician, or a member of a political party, and your party
has a stance on Free Software (not Open Source!) then please attend as
the event will include a lively discussion where you can put forward
your party's stance. If you know of anyone matching this please tell
them about the event.

This event should not be construed as an endorsement of the Pirate Party
UK (PPUK) by MFS. Other political parties are available.

Description taken from http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/ :

    "Pirate Party is the political party of the digital age. We
represent the changes demanded by technology that governments and
industries are resisting with all their might. We want copyright and
patent laws to be reformed to fit their purpose, and your privacy and
freedom of speech to be upheld and protected."

The talk will include:

    * PPUK's stance on Free Software.
    * PPUK's stance on Software Patents.
    * PPUK's stance on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM).
    * The role PPUK sees for Free Software in government.
    * PPUK's consultation of RMS.

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
in the pub afterwards.


    * Loz Kaye
          o PPUK's Party Leader
          o http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/party/candidates/loz-kaye/

    * Tim Dobson
          o PPUK's Software Specialist
          o http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/party/candidates/tim-dobson/

The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).

Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
cost after 6pm on Tuesday but get full up. There are paid parking lots
around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on
A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
<http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.

Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.

Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-04-19>.

More Information
General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-04-19

If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
contact us at <address@hidden>.

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