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Manchester Free Software

Tuesday 18th April, 7:00pm

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.

Anybody is welcome to the meetings, but you will be particularly interested if you are into such things as…

  • Free Software Foundation
  • GNU Project including GNU/Linux
  • League for Programming Freedom
  • “Free as in freedom” BSDs like FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD
  • Open Rights Group
  • Mozilla project
  • OSS Watch
  • Hackspace Foundation
  • mySociety
  • anti-Digital Restrictions Management,
  • OpenStreetMap
  • “Free Our Data”
  • The Libel Reform Campaign
  • data.gov.uk
  • Open Data Manchester
  • Mozilla Drumbeat

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This month’s meet up features a talk on some aspects of Digital Restrictions Management in
preparation for the 2017 Day Against DRM on Sunday 9th July. The meeting
will include a planning session to discuss possible actions on the day. More information on the event can be found here & here.

If you have experience of encountering DRM with Free Software then please consider giving a lightning talk at the meeting.

Additionally, MFS will have a stall at the “Heaven on Earth” festival on 22 April at
Halle Saint Peters in Ancoats. After the talk and planning, we will do final organising of what
we are doing on the day and who is volunteering.

About Manchester Free Software

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