Software Freedom Day

Manchester Free Software

Title: Software Freedom Day
Location: MadLab
Description: The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2011-09-17
End Time: 17:00








“Firefox. Linux. Ubuntu. Want to learn more about these and the massive
amount of other Free Software? Then come to Software Freedom Day 2011 in
Manchester at Madlab on Saturday, 17th September. 11am-5pm.”

Software Freedom Day is an annual world wide celebration of Software
Freedom with the aim of promoting Free Software to everyone. This year
the event lands on Saturday, 17th September. You can see the teams
around the world that will be participating at:
http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/map/index.php?year=2011
This includes Manchester, UK!

Helping out
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There are several ways:

  • If you know people and/or groups that would be interested in finding out more about Free Software then please forward this email to them and encourage them to attend. You can use our tag line:
  • “Firefox. Linux. Ubuntu. Want to learn more about these and the massive amount of other Free Software? Then come to Software Freedom Day 2011 in Manchester at Madlab on Saturday, 17th September. 11am-5pm.”
  • Manchester Free Software are working with HACMan, ManLUG, green h and others on the event and we would like to work with more groups wanting to help out. So if you or your group want to help out then please send an email to fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org .
  • If you use Free Software, even it is on Windows or MacOS, and would like to show new people how you use it and explain why you like Free Software then please send an email to fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org and help out on the day.

Location
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The event will take place at Madlab on Edge Street in the Northern Quarter. “(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”. The venue provides wifi. After the event we will go for drinks
and food to continue the informal discussions. This will be at location(s) decided on the day.

Transport
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Parking: There are parking meter bays on the street but its very expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on
Madlab
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M
. A lot of them, perhaps all, are 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 station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M
. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.

Further details at:
http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2011/UK/Manchester

More Information
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General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester

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This event is sponsored by theBCS, find out more about BCS, The Chatered Institute for IT, at www.bcs.org and www.bcsmanchester.org.uk

BCS Manchester

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