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[Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 April. Talk: "Avoiding Adobe Flas

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 April. Talk: "Avoiding Adobe Flash and non-free JavaScript with Free Software"
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:50:56 +0100
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Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

NOTE: The slightly later start time of 19:30 and end time of 21:00.

* Event: Manchester Free Software's April Meeting
* Talk: Avoiding Adobe Flash and non-free JavaScript with Free Software
* Speaker: Roy Evison

* Date: Tuesday, 19th April 2016 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:30
* Finish time: 21:00 (and then on for social)

* 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

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 a talk and discussion.

Adobe Flash Player, such as in the web browser plugin, is non-free
software to start with and most programs written to be run in Adobe
Flash Player are also non-free software.  In addition, Abode Flash
Player has a terrible security record.  And while there are free
software web browsers, many websites will send non-free JavaScript
programs to the user's web browser to run.  Plus JavaScript also has a
terrible security record.

The meeting will present and demo the free software alternatives and
solutions to these challenges then move to discussion and advice sharing.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_security

If you have experience of dealing with these issues using Free Software
then please consider giving a lightning talk at the meeting.

There will also be discussion on MFS's stall and involvement at the "Big
Green Happening" on the Saturday after the meeting, 23rd April.

== 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.

== Transport ==

=== 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

=== 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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