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[Fsuk-manchester] Hardware Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Hardware Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:30:52 +0100
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* Event: Hardware Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester

* 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: Saturday, 20th April 2013 (3rd Saturday in April)
* Start time: 14:00
* Finish time: 17:00

Hardware Freedom Day is an annual world wide celebration of Free
Hardware <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Hardware> with the aim of
promoting Hardware Freedom to everyone.  This year the event lands on
Saturday, 20th April.  You can see the teams around the world that will
be participating on the HFD 2013 Events Map
<http://www.hfday.org/map/index.php?year=2013>.  This includes
Manchester, UK!

The event will be a chance to discuss, show and see Free Hardware.  The
following topics are for discussion (but other Hardware Freedom topics
are welcome):

* The anti-Free Hardware Restricted Boot (aka Secure Boot)
* Novena <http://www.kosagi.com/w/index.php?title=Novena_Main_Page>
* Arduino <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino>
* Openmoko <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openmoko>
  * GTA04 by Golden Delicious
* XiVO <http://blog.xivo.fr/>
* Pandora <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_%28console%29>
* Ben NanoNote <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_NanoNote>
* Crypto Stick <https://www.crypto-stick.com/>
* miniCNC <http://www.repairablemachines.com/introduction.html>
* OH&A <http://www.ohanda.org/>
* OSHUG <http://oshug.org/>

Helping out
* ManLUG, HACMan and Manchester Free Software are working together on
this event but would like to work with more groups and individuals
wanting to help out.  So if you or your group want to help out then
please send an email to address@hidden .

* If you have some Free Hardware and would like to demo it to people
then please send an email to address@hidden and help
out on the day.  Alternatively, just turn up on the day with it.

The event will take place 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. After the event we will go for drinks
and food to continue the informal discussions. This will be at
location(s) decided on the day.

Parking: There are parking meter bays on the street but its very
expensive, only really good for a short stop.  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 Information
See http://wiki.hfday.org/2013/UK/Manchester/Manchester

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mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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