Posts Tagged ‘FSFE’

Free Software Foundation Europe

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

FSFE

Title: Free Software Foundation Europe
Location: MadLab
Description: The Free Software Foundation Europe’s local Manchester chapter
Date: 31-05-2012
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

All Free Software advocates welcome!

This month Jonathan Porter will present ways to combine data with Free mapping, including powerful Free Software geographical information systems (GIS) such as Quantum GIS.

The Free Software Foundation Europe is a non- profit organisation dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, and works to promote freedom in emerging digital society.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help the Free Software movement grow. It is the primary way that people identify with and support the Free Software Foundation Europe, and provides collaborative tools for supporters to describe what they are doing and interact with each other.

Fellowship groups exist in many major European cities, and have a history of successful campaigning within local politics and society. Projects such as pdfreaders.org and the successful follow-up campaign were both initiated and organised by FSFE fellows, as were many other initiatives, such as Document Freedom Day awards for local businesses and broadcasters who use freedom-protecting digital formats.

Discussion and presentations are common features of Fellowship meetings. Recent topics have included the privacy implications of using mobile phones (GSM), how to regain control of your data from ‘the cloud’ using Freedom Boxes, and how to stop public institutions from advertising on behalf of software monopolies.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help Free Software grow.

Join our mailing-list: https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/manchester

Free Software Foundation Europe

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

FSFE

Title: Free Software Foundation Europe
Location: MadLab
Description: The Free Software Foundation Europe’s local Manchester chapter
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-01-26
End Time: 21:00

All Free Software advocates welcome!

Free Software Foundation Europe is a non- profit organisation dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, and works to promote freedom in emerging digital society.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help the Free Software movement grow. It is the primary way that people identify with and support the Free Software Foundation Europe, and provides collaborative tools for supporters to describe what they are doing and interact with each other.

Fellowship groups exist in many major European cities, and have a history of successful campaigning within local politics and society. Projects such as pdfreaders.org and the successful follow-up campaign were both initiated and organised by FSFE fellows, as were many other initiatives, such as Document Freedom Day awards for local businesses and broadcasters who use freedom-protecting digital formats.

Discussion and presentations are common features of Fellowship meetings. Recent topics have included the privacy implications of using mobile phones (GSM), how to regain control of your data from ‘the cloud’ using Freedom Boxes, and how to stop public institutions from advertising on behalf of software monopolies.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help Free Software grow.

Join our mailing-list: https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/manchester

Free Software Foundation Europe

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

FSFE

Title: Free Software Foundation Europe
Location: MadLab
Description: The Free Software Foundation Europe’s local Manchester chapter
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-11-24
End Time: 21:00

Following on from Tuesday’s lively discussion at Manchester Free Software about Diaspora (a popular Free Software alternative to Facebook) we shall share ideas about how to move forward with providing Manchester with its own community hosting, making use of ArcSpace community centre’s facilities.

  • What services should we offer?
  • How much should we charge?
  • Who will do the technical set-up and maintenance?
  • How many users should we aim to sign-up?

These and many other questions will be raised. Please come along and share your thoughts, even if you’re not sure about being involved with the project.

Recommended reading: an interview with the president of Fripost – a community hosting cooperative in Gothenburg, started one year ago and now with 60 members:

http://blogs.fsfe.org/fellowship-interviews/?p=422

For more information see recent emails to the manchester@lists.fsfe.org mailing list. This meeting was rescheduled from last month.

All Free Software advocates welcome!

Free Software Foundation Europe is a non- profit organisation dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, and works to promote freedom in emerging digital society.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help the Free Software movement grow. It is the primary way that people identify with and support the Free Software Foundation Europe, and provides collaborative tools for supporters to describe what they are doing and interact with each other.

Fellowship groups exist in many major European cities, and have a history of successful campaigning within local politics and society. Projects such as pdfreaders.org and the successful follow-up campaign were both initiated and organised by FSFE fellows, as were many other initiatives, such as Document Freedom Day awards for local businesses and broadcasters who use freedom-protecting digital formats.

Discussion and presentations are common features of Fellowship meetings. Recent topics have included the privacy implications of using mobile phones (GSM), how to regain control of your data from ‘the cloud’ using Freedom Boxes, and how to stop public institutions from advertising on behalf of software monopolies.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help Free Software grow.

Free Software Foundation Europe

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

FSFE

Title: Free Software Foundation Europe Fellowship Meeting
Location: MadLab
Description: The Free Software Foundation Europe’s local Manchester chapter
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-10-27
End Time: 21:00

All Free Software advocates welcome!

Free Software Foundation Europe is a non- profit organisation dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, and works to promote freedom in emerging digital society.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help the Free Software movement grow. It is the primary way that people identify with and support the Free Software Foundation Europe, and provides collaborative tools for supporters to describe what they are doing and interact with each other.

Fellowship groups exist in many major European cities, and have a history of successful campaigning within local politics and society. Projects such as pdfreaders.org and the successful follow-up campaign were both initiated and organised by FSFE fellows, as were many other initiatives, such as Document Freedom Day awards for local businesses and broadcasters who use freedom-protecting digital formats.

Discussion and presentations are common features of Fellowship meetings. Recent topics have included the privacy implications of using mobile phones (GSM), how to regain control of your data from ‘the cloud’ using Freedom Boxes, and how to stop public institutions from advertising on behalf of software monopolies.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help Free Software grow.

FSFE

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

FSFE

Title: FSFE
Location: MadLab
Description: The Free Software Foundation Europe’s local Manchester chapter
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-09-29
End Time: 21:00

Gerry Gavigan will be coming from London to talk to us about his goals as
Chairman of the Open Source Consortium.

We’ll discuss issues raised by the talk, before moving on to feedback from the
DIY Feminist Festival, Richard Stallman’s talk in Birmingham, and Software
Freedom Day.

As always, please send any additional items for discussion to the Manchester
Fellowship mailing list (manchester@lists.fsfe.org).

About Gerry’s talk

“The public sector is an IT market distorting monopsonist (the customer
equivalent of a monopolist)

This is bad news for everyone. What are we (all of us) going to do about it?
It’s about Open Standards.  Without Open Standards, whether you call the
software Free or call it Open Source, any implementation is sitting on
foundations of sand.

The publication of the OGC procurement note regarding open source software in
January had the potential to suggest that the public sector was getting
serious.  Since then all the evidence indicates otherwise.

We need to engage with the public sector in a way they cannot avoid. Gerry
Gavigan, chair, OSC, will be discussing ways to approach this and why he hopes
FSFE (UK) can work with OSC on this.

If we had a member in every constituency the OSC would be able to represent
the arguments to every MP in the country.”

About FSFE Fellowship meetings:

All Free Software advocates welcome!

Free Software Foundation Europe is a non- profit organisation dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, and works to promote freedom in emerging digital society.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help the Free Software movement grow. It is the primary way that people identify with and support the Free Software Foundation Europe, and provides collaborative tools for supporters to describe what they are doing and interact with each other.

Fellowship groups exist in many major European cities, and have a history of successful campaigning within local politics and society. Projects such as pdfreaders.org and the successful follow-up campaign were both initiated and organised by FSFE fellows, as were many other initiatives, such as Document Freedom Day awards for local businesses and broadcasters who use freedom-protecting digital formats.

Discussion and presentations are common features of Fellowship meetings. Recent topics have included the privacy implications of using mobile phones (GSM), how to regain control of your data from ‘the cloud’ using Freedom Boxes, and how to stop public institutions from advertising on behalf of software monopolies.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help Free Software grow.