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[Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 Oct. Discussion points: "Shellsho

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 Oct. Discussion points: "Shellshock, POODLE, Novena"
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:57:31 +0100
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Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

NOTE: This meeting is at a different location to normal!

* Event: Manchester Free Software's October Meeting

* Date: Tuesday, 21st October 2014 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for drinks)

* Location: New Federation House (NFH)
* Walk-through:
* Address: New Federation House. M60 0AF.
  - Dantzic Street entrance, not the main NFH entrance.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/53.48599/-2.23960

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 discussions, with the following
Free Software related news items as possible discussion points, although
the discussion can go to other Free Software related topics if attendees

* Shellshock

A vulnerability in GNU Bash was found last month.  Discussion to be had
on the length the vulnerability existed in the code ("Linus's Law"),
prevalence of GNU Bash and more.

  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus%27s_Law


Another SSL vulnerability, not an implementation of the protocol as with
Heartbleed, but a vulnerability of the SSL version 3.0 protocol itself.
 This raises several discussion points including the issue of
"exploitation of graceful degradation".

  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POODLE
  - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Server_Side_TLS

* Novena

Novena, the crowd funded Free Hardware "laptop" project, has updates
including amount the injection moulding process.


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

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

The meeting will be at New Federation House, details above.  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 NFH, 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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