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[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Madlab. Tues, 20th January. Dis

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Madlab. Tues, 20th January. Discussion points: "FSF User Liberation video, Intel GFX improvements, Novena"
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:46:19 +0000
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Reminder that the meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday).

On 15/01/15 20:45, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Event: Manchester Free Software's January Meeting
> * What: Discussions
> * Date: Tuesday, 20th January 2015 (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
> Details
> -------
> The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software
> philosophy.
> Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
> For an explanation of what this is about see:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_signing_party
> 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
> wish:
> * FSF User Liberation video
> "Most people interact with free software every day, but many of those
> people don't know what free software is or why they should go out of
> their way to use it. We want to fix that (and we think you do too), so
> we commissioned a short video that makes free software easy for everyone
> to understand:"
>   -
> https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/user-liberation-watch-and-share-our-new-video
> * Intel GFX improvements
> A number of improvements to Mesa and Linux over the past months that
> have really boosted the performance of Intel's HD Graphics.  We can
> discuss people's experiences of this and any other Free Software
> improvements to other GFX hardware.
>   - http://mesa3d.sourceforge.net/
>   -
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=1dd34daa80966f013a7829643c7e70d49fa425a7
>   -
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/drm-intel/commit/?id=c44c70983107257f33f2b9d1c6a5aaf3d2eb670a
> * Novena
> Novena, the crowd funded Free Hardware "laptop" project, has produced
> the hardware and they are now shipping in test batches.
>   - https://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop/updates
> Feel free to raise similar items in the meeting for discussion.
> After-meeting
> -------------
> The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
> the Terrace (which is next door to Madlab).  There are soft drinks
> available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.
> Location
> --------
> 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 Wi-Fi.
> Parking
> -------
> 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
> <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.
> 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
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.
> 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
> <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester>.
> Regards,
> Mike.
> 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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