not sure what you have in mind, but it would be good to raise the
issue of DRM and its implications for software and hardware
freedom. Cory Doctorow recently tweeted this:
On 17/01/17 07:52, Michael Dorrington
Reminder that the meeting is tonight, 7pm at Madlab.
On 12/01/17 09:31, Michael Dorrington wrote:
Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
You can subscribe to the Manchester Free Software mailing list at:
* Event: Manchester Free Software's January Meeting
* Talk: Free Software in 2016 and 2017
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington
* Date: Tuesday, 17th January 2017 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for social)
* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
- Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
== 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:
=== Talk ===
Happy New Year!
The first part of the talk will review Free Software in 2016 from the
perspective of Manchester Free Software. This will include the software
itself, campaigning, challenges, opportunities, successes and failures.
The second part of the talk will be a look forward to Free Software in
2017. This will include the not only the widely expected but also
predictions. Importantly, it will include what Manchester Free Software
can do to promote the Free Software philosophy in 2017.
The talk will be open to discussion and contributions from Free Software
If you have particular points you want put across about Free Software in
2016 and 2017 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
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