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

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 April. Talk: "Avoiding Adobe Flash and non-free JavaScript with Free Software"
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:12:23 +0100
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Reminder that the meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7:30pm.

On 12/04/16 17:50, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> 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
> 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 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
> <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
> <https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester>.
> Regards,
> Mike.
> MFS Chair.

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