Philip Hudson | 27 Jun 11:01 2016
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OGG-capable "MP3" player

Any recommendations for a small MP3 player which plays OGG Vorbis
music as well as MP3s? Not tiny -- the recipient wants a display of
some kind, however small, for info/feedback.

TIA

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Paul Waring | 26 Jun 22:09 2016
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Fri 1 Jul: Currybeer social

On Friday 1st July, members of various geek groups will be going out for
a curry and some drinks. We'll be meeting at the Ford Madox Brown (the
Wetherspoons at the University end of Rusholme) from 6:30pm and moving
on to a nearby curry house by 7:30pm at the latest.

Everyone is welcome to attend, so please feel free to forward this email
to other lists.

Hope to see you there!

Paul

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Michael Dorrington | 22 Jun 23:57 2016
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Fwd: TTIP and software freedom

The slides from the talk on Tuesday.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	TTIP and software freedom
Date: 	Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:54:41 +0100
From: 	John Rooke <j.a.rooke@...>
To: 	fsuk-manchester@...

As promised, the slides from my talk yesterday.

John
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Andrew Back | 17 Jun 10:03 2016
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Open Source Hardware Camp, Sat 3rd & Sun 4th September.

Hello,

[[ (s/open source/free) — mostly. ]]

Please find details below for Open Source Hardware Camp 2016.
We currently have 12 talks (one still to go up on the website)
and 4 workshops, with the possibility of one or two more. Covering
a diverse range of topics, including LoRaWAN and The Things Network,
open source digital cinema (includes Axiom 4K open hardware cinema
camera demo/workshop), FPGA programming with Yosys and LabRTC.

For details of the programme and to register please visit:

  http://oshug.org/event/oshcamp2016

Tickets are £10/day and this includes lunch.

Session details can also be found below.

As in previous years, there will be a social event on the Saturday
evening and OSHCamp is once again being hosted to coincide with the
Wuthering Bytes technology festival. You're encouraged to check the
website for details of other participating events, as some are likely
to be of interest. Although please note that more details are yet to
be added for the Festival Day on Friday 2nd September.

  http://wutheringbytes.com/

Cheers,

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Michael Dorrington | 15 Jun 18:09 2016
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 June. Talk: "TTIP and software freedom"

Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

* Event: Manchester Free Software's June Meeting
* Talk: TTIP and software freedom
* Speaker: John Rooke

* Date: Tuesday, 21st June 2016 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for social)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== Details ==

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

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_signing_party

The main part of the meeting will be a talk and discussion.

"A year ago TTIP was an obscure series of trade negotiations between the
USA and the EU.  Suddenly it's front page news.  But do you know what it
is?  Or how it might affect the Free Software Movement?"
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Tom Chiverton | 2 Jun 14:08 2016

Free film showing about surveillance 9th June at 1830

The Open Rights Group will be showing the short (20 minutes) film 'The 
Haystack' as an introduction to a wider debate about current events that 
effect you both on and off line.

The trailer for the film is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_RD0uwA3dI

On our panel for the night will be

• Gary Herman from the National Union of Journalists
• Gary Hough from local ISP Zen Internet
• Loz Kaye from Open Intelligence

Plus special guests!

It'd be great to say you are coming on:
http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/231414773/
and we'll see you on the 9th, at 1830 in MadLab

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Andrew Back | 12 May 10:02 2016
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CFP: OSHCamp, 3rd & 4th September, Hebden Bridge.

Hello,

Call for participation below which may be of interest to any free
hardware folks.

Cheers,

Andrew

// Open Source Hardware Camp 2016 - Call for Participation //

This year Open Source Hardware Camp will take place over the weekend
of 3rd & 4th September, once again being hosted as part of the
Wuthering Bytes festival in Hebden Bridge, which in 2016 will take
place over the course of 10 days.

This time round we are returning to the venue where we hosted the
first ever OSHCamp held in Hebden Bridge — back in 2012 — The
Birchcliffe Centre. Which since then has been refurbished and benefits
from much improved facilities, while also retaining its charm and the
convenience of adjoining accommodation.

Proposals for talks and workshops for OSHCamp 2016 are invited!

There is no theme and topics may include, for example:

* Free and open source hardware projects
* Open development practices and principles
* Novel/interesting/fun projects built using free and open source hardware
* Tools (hardware and software)
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Michael Dorrington | 12 May 09:49 2016
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 17 May. Tutorial: "Video Editing with Blender"

Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.

NOTE: The slightly earlier start time of 6:30pm.

* Event: Manchester Free Software's May Meeting
* Tutorial: Video Editing with Blender
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 17th May 2016 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 18:30
* Finish time: 20:00 (or later if interest and then on for social)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== Details ==

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

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_signing_party

The main part of the meeting will be a tutorial and discussion.

Blender is extremely powerful, robust and feature-full Free Software
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Michael Dorrington | 6 May 08:39 2016
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ImageMagick vulnerabilities

Bad vulnerabilities in ImageMagick.  Details and workarounds:

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/imagemagick
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2016/q2/205
https://imagetragick.com/

Consider changing to GraphicsMagick or NetPBM:
* https://packages.debian.org/graphicsmagick
* https://packages.debian.org/netpbm

Cheers,
Mike.

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Paul Waring | 3 May 11:24 2016
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Fri 6 May: Currybeer social

On Friday 6th May, members of various geek groups will be going out for
a curry and some drinks. We'll be meeting at the Ford Madox Brown (the
Wetherspoons at the University end of Rusholme) from 6:30pm and moving
on to a nearby curry house by 7:30pm at the latest.

Everyone is welcome to attend, so please feel free to forward this email
to other lists.

Hope to see you there!

Paul

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Michael Dorrington | 18 Apr 09:09 2016
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Helping MFS out at Big Green Happening, Sat 23 April

MFS will have a stall at the Big Green Happening on Saturday, 23rd April
to promote Free Software.  The event opens to the public at about
12:30/1pm but we'll start setting up at 10am.  The event ends about 5pm
but we'll be there packing up until about 6pm.  If you want to help out
then please ideally turn up at 10am to help with set up else turn up
later to relieve people running the stall.  Please also try to bring a
laptop, and/or anything else, to promote Free Software.

Address: St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton. M21 9AE.
Website: https://chorltonbiggreenhappening.wordpress.com/

Cheers,
Mike.
MFS Chair.

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