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[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 June. Talk: "TTIP and s
[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 June. Talk: "TTIP and software freedom"
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:07:07 +0100
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Reminder that the meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7pm.
On 15/06/16 17:09, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Event: Manchester Free Software's June Meeting
> * Talk: TTIP and software freedom
> * Speaker: John Rooke
> * Date: Tuesday, 21st June 2016 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30 (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.
> "A year ago TTIP was an obscure series of trade negotiations between the
> USA and the EU. Suddenly it's front page news. But do you know what it
> is? Or how it might affect the Free Software Movement?"
> "At this meeting we will take a look at what is known about these secret
> negotiations and attempt to assess the possible threats to software
> freedom. We will also discuss what ordinary citizens can do to prevent
> governments taking away our rights."
> * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TTIP
> * https://www.fsf.org/events/donald-robertson-iii-20151023-seattle-seagl
> If you have experience of dealing with these issues on Free Software
> then please consider giving a lightning talk at the meeting.
> == 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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