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[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 July. Talk: "Free Hardw
[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 July. Talk: "Free Hardware Fun"
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:31:47 +0100
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A reminder that the meeting is tonight at 7pm and after "Free Hardware
Fun" we'll be organising Software Freedom Day in Manchester 2016.
On 15/07/16 08:49, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Event: Manchester Free Software's July Meeting
> * Talk: Free Hardware Fun
> * Speaker: Michael Dorrington & Bob Mottram
> * Date: Tuesday, 19th July 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, demos and discussion.
> Non-free hardware used for general computing has become increasingly a
> threat to software freedom. This is particularly seen in the example of
> the Intel Management Engine contained in the widely used Intel-based
> platforms. Thankfully, there is a solution via free hardware. Free
> Hardware is where the philosophy behind Free Software is brought to
> hardware. This is an exciting time for Free Hardware with many
> different devices being manufactured.
> At this meeting we will investigate the issues of non-free hardware,
> explore free hardware and demo some free hardware in action.
> * https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop
> * http://beagleboard.org/
> * http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/endorsement/respects-your-freedom
> If you have experience of Free Hardware then please consider giving a
> lightning talk/demo 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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