Posts Tagged ‘Manchester Free Software’

Manchester Linux User Group

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Linux Mascot Tux

Linux Mascot Tux

Title: Manchester Linux User Group
Location: MadLab
Description: ManLUG is a group of GNU/Linux users from in and around Manchester who meet up regularly to discuss Linux and the GNU operating system.

Date: 20-04-2013
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 15:00

 

Hardware Freedom Day is an annual world wide celebration of Free Hardware with the aim of promoting Hardware Freedom to everyone. This year the event lands on Saturday, 20th April. ‘Hardware Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester’ is brought to you by the Manchester Linux User Group, HACman and Manchester Free Software

For more information, go here.

Manchester Free Software

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
MFS

MFS

Title: Manchester Free Software
Location: MadLab
Description: The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.
Date: 2013-05-21
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Manchester Free Software

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Manchester Free Software

Title: Manchester Free Software
Location: MadLab
Description: The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.
Date: 19-06-2012
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30

 

 

 

 

Free Software advances around the world

Details

Free Software has had much success in different places around the world but people in the UK are often not aware of this. So Manchester Free Software is having a talk to help rectify this and inspire greater use of free software in the UK.

“The talk will be describing some of the advances that free software has made
in different countries around the world, discussing some of the
pro-freedom legislation, the battles that have been fought with
proprietary software companies, and highlighting the positive impact
that Free Software has had.”

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate in the pub afterwards.

Speaker

  • Bob Ham

“I’ve been using GNU+Linux and advocating free software
for over 10 years. I have helped develop numerous free software
projects including professional audio systems, high level database APIs,
and more recently started working on software for free phones such as
the Openmoko Freerunner and Golden Delicious GTA04. I work as a GNU+Linux
system administrator.”

Transport

Parking

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you’ll have to pay up until then and the maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THIS. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP. If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

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. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.

Manchester Free Software

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Manchester Free Software

Title: FreedomBox
Location: MadLab
Description: The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-09-20
End Time: 20:30

FreedomBox is a personal server running a free software operating system, with free applications designed to create and preserve personal privacy

FSFE UK Coordinator Sam Tuke will be leading a discussion on the developments, implications, a uses of the project.

More info TBA

Manchester Free Software

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Manchester Free Software

Title: Manchester Free Software
Location: MadLab
Description: The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-08-16
End Time: 20:30