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[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Madlab. Tues, 20th January. Dis
[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Madlab. Tues, 20th January. Discussion points: "FSF User Liberation video, Intel GFX improvements, Novena"
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
> The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software
> Every meeting we 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
> * 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:"
> * 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/
> * 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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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