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[Fsuk-manchester] Puppet Camp Ticket Competition

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Puppet Camp Ticket Competition
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:29:46 +0100
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Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

Puppet Labs <http://www.puppetlabs.com/> have generously donated a prize
of a ticket to "Puppet Camp EU 2011: Amsterdam"
<http://puppetcamp-eu-2011.eventbrite.com/> to Manchester Free Software.
This event is on April 28, 2011 until Friday, April 29, 2011. You can't
buy a ticket for it now as they've all sold out but the 'Late
Registration' ticket was $400. The prize is the ticket *only* and does
*not* include such things as travel, accommodation, or food.

The competition to win this prize will be held at 19:00 on Tuesday, 19th
April 2011 at Madlab (the MFS talk will happen afterwards, see below for
details). If you wish to win this prize then you need to arrive a little
earlier and let Michael Dorrington know that you wish to enter. Then 10
people will be chosen at random or all people who entered if that is 10
or less. Each person in turn will be then be given 1 minute to say why
they should win the ticket. The order in which they go will be chosen
randomly. There will then be 5 minutes for the audience to question the
candidates on why the candidate deserves to win. We will then go to a
vote by the audience on each candidate in turn, starting with the first
candidate to speak. For each candidate an audience member can vote for
them by raising their arm (or equivalent) and, to be clear, an audience
member may vote for more than one candidate (or none). In the case of a
tie then Michael Dorrington will choose the winner. *While effort has
been made to make the rules clear and workable, any disputes will be
settled by Michael Dorrington, who's judgement is final.*

Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * 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)"
>   http://madlab.org.uk/
> * Date: Tuesday, 19th April 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30
> Details
> -------
> 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.
> Speakers
> --------
>     * 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/
> Location
> --------
> 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/>).
> Transport
> ---------
> 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
> Madlab
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
> 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
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
> 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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