Posts Tagged ‘MFS’

Manchester Free Software

Tuesday, September 4th, 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: 19-02-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

  • Talk: Free Your Videos: Why do we need another YouTube?
  • Speaker: Dan Dart

Details
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YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the World Wide Web.
However, its value is undermined by the fact that it can still require
a proprietary Flash player.  Even worse, the site itself is a
proprietary entity whose technological underpinnings are unavailable
for learning and improving upon.

This talk will discuss the state of Internet video in today’s world
and what can be done to improve it.  Dan will introduce a new project
to create a free software clone of YouTube.  The talk will cover the
new software’s functionality, how it will be used to view Internet
media, plans for the project and how to contribute.  Feedback on the
project is welcomed.

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then move to the
pub afterwards for further debate.

Speaker
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Dan Dart says:

“I am a software engineer for CANDDi web analytics. I’ve been a PHP
professional for 3 years and an amateur project leader for 4
more. On an amateur basis I’ve created a web desktop, several useful
tools and I’m also creating a free software video sharing system. I
was introduced to free software operating systems about 9 years ago,
and have since explored various distros since then.”

 

 

Manchester Free Software

Friday, June 15th, 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: 15-01-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

Manchester Free Software

Sunday, May 13th, 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: 20-11-2012
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

* Talk: Blender 3D
http://www.blender.org/

Details
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Blender 3D is the de facto standard in free software 3D modelling.
Its power and utility is surpassed only by its notoriously steep
learning curve.  Lauded by artists worldwide, it is truly a jem in the
offerings of the free software movement.

This talk will discuss the features of Blender, its history and the
artistic endeavours associated with it.  Manchester Free Software hope
to encourage artists and other interested free software users to take
advantage of this excellent package by demystifying and sharing
knowledge about it.

Speaker
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Jacek has been using GNU+Linux since 2004.  He is a web developer and
in his spare time plays with computer graphics using free software.

Manchester Free Software

Wednesday, April 18th, 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: 18-09-2012
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

This month there is no talk scheduled so this is a social meeting.

FSFE, Manchester Free Software and ManLUG

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Linux Mascot Tux

Title: FSFE, Manchester Free Software and ManLUG
Location: MadLab
Description: This month there is no particular talk, it is though a joint meetup between Manchester FSFE, Manchester Free Software and Manlug.
Date: 15-09-2012
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 17:00