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Manchester Free Software

Saturday 17th September, 2:00pm

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.

Manchester Free Software group serves a growing need for a group in the Manchester area that focuses on free software. The group also covers topics which impact on the freedoms of computer users. The purpose of this group is to:

  • Increase awareness and promote the use of free software within Manchester
  • Provide a friendly and accessible community for individuals in Manchester to learn about and discuss free software, with particular emphasis on ethical considerations
  • …and be a source of information regarding free software to individuals and organisations in Manchester.

Software Freedom Day 2016

The September meeting is a joint meeting with Manchester Linux User Group to celebrate Software Freedom Day 2016, it will be held at Terrace NQ next door to Madlab in the upstairs meeting room.

Location: Terrace NQ

43 Thomas Street
Northern Quarter
M4 1NA

Meeting date:  17/09/2016

Meeting times: 14:00 – 17:00


Software Freedom Day 2016

14:00-14:30 Talk: Intro to SFD2016 in Manchester and Software Freedom by Michael Dorrington

14:45-15:15 Talk: Mesh networking (and the Beaglebone Black) by Bob Mottram

15:30-16:00 Talk: Legal threats to Software Freedom by John Rooke

16:15-16:45 Workshop: Freeing Your Smart Phone by James R. Haigh

16:45-17:00 Closing thoughts on the day by Michael Dorrington and others

There will be Minetest and a B.A.T.M.A.N network running the whole event that you can try out. There will also be Libreboot laptops to experience.

More info can be found here!

About Manchester Free Software