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[Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 17 June. Discussion: "OpenSSL & GnuT

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 17 June. Discussion: "OpenSSL & GnuTLS security, MATE v GNOME 3, Firefox DRM, Novena updates"
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:36:10 +0100
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* Event: Manchester Free Software's June Meeting

* Date: Tuesday, 17th June 2014 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for drinks)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software

We'll start with an opportunity for informal key signing.  For an
explanation of what this is about see:

The main part of the meeting will be a series of discussions on
following from a Free Software perspective:

* OpenSSL & GnuTLS security

There have been more security bugs fixed in both OpenSSL and GnuTLS
since the Heartbleed fixes to OpenSSL.

  - http://www.gnutls.org/security.html
  - https://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html


Since MATE has "fully arrived" in Debian, and can be installed on top of
the current stable release, let's discuss our experiences of desktop
environments and there suitability for different situations such as low
powered hardware.

  - http://www.mate-desktop.org/
  - http://www.gnome.org/
  - https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/06/msg00041.html

* Firefox DRM

Mozilla is adding support for Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to
Firefox thereby enabling Digital Restrictions Management (DRM).  The FSF
have an article about this very disappointing move with details of what
you can do to campaign against it.

  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encrypted_Media_Extensions

* Novena updates

Novena, the crowd funded Free Hardware "laptop" project, has updates
including the statistics about the number of units and type bought.

  - https://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop/updates

Feel free to raise similar items in the meeting for discussion.

The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
the bar opposite, Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>.  There
are soft drinks available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, details above.
 Ring the bell on the right of the door to be let in.  The venue
provides wifi.

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.  Most of those
parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale

Public Transport
Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus 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 away either.

More Information
Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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