Michael Dorrington | 30 Oct 19:28 2014
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Novena still available to buy

The Novena is still available to buy for those that missed out during
the crowdfunding campaign.  The downside is that the prices are "10%
higher" and you don't get the extra hardware goodies (that were secured
due to the high funding received).  More details at:

https://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop

Regards,
Mike.

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Michael Dorrington | 30 Oct 19:19 2014
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Registration is now open for LibrePlanet 2015: "Free Software Everywhere, " March 21-22, 2015 in Cambridge, MA

The registration for LibrePlanet 2015, which is held in the U.S., is now
open, details at:
https://libreplanet.org/2015/

It would be great if someone could represent MFS at this event.

Cheers,
M.

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Paul Waring | 27 Oct 22:36 2014
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Fri 31 Oct: Currybeer social

On Friday 31st October (change from first Friday as the November date 
clashes with fireworks), a number of us from various geek groups will be 
going out for a curry and some drinks. We'll be meeting in our usual 
venue of Hardy's Well pub at the end of Rusholme from 7pm and moving on 
to a nearby curry house after a drink or two - usually this means by 8pm 
at the latest.

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

Hope to see you there!

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Michael Dorrington | 20 Oct 21:57 2014
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 Oct. Discussion points: "Shellshock, POODLE, Novena"

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

NOTE: This meeting is at a different location to normal!

* Event: Manchester Free Software's October Meeting

* Date: Tuesday, 21st October 2014 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for drinks)

* Location: New Federation House (NFH)
* Walk-through:
http://madlab.org.uk/content/details-of-our-temporary-location-during-the-refurb/
* Address: New Federation House. M60 0AF.
  - Dantzic Street entrance, not the main NFH entrance.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/53.48599/-2.23960

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

We'll 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 discussions, with the following
Free Software related news items as possible discussion points, although
the discussion can go to other Free Software related topics if attendees
wish:
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Tom Chiverton | 20 Oct 19:44 2014

New talk : Freeing the Internet: How hard can it be? (Nov 6th)

To follow up on Cory Doctorow's recent talk, our next event is in November when award-winning journalist
Wendy M. Grossman will join the Open Rights Group and Open Data Manchester to see how keeping the Internet
free and open will require technology, law, and policy, working together. 

Can it even be done? Come along and find out. 

We're in MadLab on Edge Street, November 6th at 6.30pm.

Tickets are free, but if you could sign up here it would be great to know when we're full up:
http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/203923392/

See you there,
Tom
Matt Lee | 13 Oct 03:49 2014

I'd like to give a talk (or two) when I'm in Manchester

I will be in Manchester on the 30th and 31st of this month for the
first time in nearly seven years.

If you're at all interested in what I may say about the following things:

* Free Software
* Free Culture
* The GNU Project
* Creative Commons
* Some variation of the above

Hi, I'm Matt Lee from Creative Commons and the GNU Project. In 2008, I
left Manchester rather quickly to go to the USA and work on free
software stuff at the FSF. Maybe you saw my short film I made with
Stephen Fry... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dcxtEKShXA or
https://gnu.org/fry

I am now back for a brief tour, and I'd like to see you!

Then please come. Tickets are free and I'm in need of a venue, but
depending on how many people come I will give my talk pretty much
anywhere.

Oct 30th: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/matt-lee-talks-about-stuff-tickets-13619421055?aff=eorg

Oct 31st: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/matt-lee-talks-about-stuff-tickets-13619437103?aff=eorg

Best,

matt
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Matt Lee | 6 Oct 06:58 2014

I'm in Manchester on October 30th-November 1st

I'd love to see anyone/everyone's who's around, maybe a pub social or something?

For those who don't know me. I'm Matt Lee, I founded Manchester Free
Software back in 2007, and then moved to the US suddenly in 2008 to
work at the Free Software Foundation.

Since then I have moved on to a role at Creative Commons, but I am
still active in the GNU Project.

I'm still based in the US, and rarely get to the UK, so it'd be great
to see people if they're around. I'll also have some CC swag with me
to sweeten the deal.

(For those on the list who aren't in Manchester, I will also be in
Exeter, London, Nottingham, York and Leeds. For those of you *really*
not in Manchester, I will also be in Amsterdam.)

Best,

matt
Matt Lee | 6 Oct 06:56 2014

I'm in Manchester on October 30th-November 1st

I'd love to see anyone/everyone's who's around, maybe a pub social or something?

For those who don't know me. I'm Matt Lee, I founded Manchester Free
Software back in 2007, and then moved to the US suddenly in 2008 to
work at the Free Software Foundation.

Since then I have moved on to a role at Creative Commons, but I am
still active in the GNU Project.

I'm still based in the US, and rarely get to the UK, so it'd be great
to see people if they're around. I'll also have some CC swag with me
to sweeten the deal.

(For those on the list who aren't in Manchester, I will also be in
Exeter, London, Nottingham, York and Leeds. For those of you *really*
not in Manchester, I will also be in Amsterdam.)

Best,

matt
Paul Waring | 28 Sep 11:24 2014
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Fri 3 Oct: Currybeer social

On Friday 3rd October, a number of us from various geek groups will be 
going out for a curry and some drinks. We'll be meeting in our usual 
venue of Hardy's Well pub at the end of Rusholme from 7pm and moving on 
to a nearby curry house after a drink or two - usually this means by 8pm 
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 | 25 Sep 20:26 2014
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ShellShock vulnerability

In case you have been asleep all day then you might not have heard of
the ShellShock vulnerability.  This is an issue with bash and being able
to pass environmental variables to a shell instance that are then
executed.  This can potentially affect CGI scripts and sshd but also
includes "scripts executed by unspecified DHCP clients".  I recommend
you install your distro's security updates asap.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellshock_vulnerability
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-6271
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-7169

Regards,
Mike.

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Tom Chiverton | 24 Sep 20:33 2014

Come and see Cory Doctorow talk about publishing your work in the Internet [Oct 7th]

On Tuesday, October 7 at 7pm the Manchester Open Rights Group and the Literature Festival are delighted to
be hosting author, activist, and journalist Cory Doctorow at an event in Waterstones on Deansgate.

Cory will take you through three simple rules for evaluating digital business models for creative people,
and explains how the choices you make about your digital creativity resonate through the whole web of the
21 century's electronic nervous system.

Tickets are limited, so sign up for this free event here :
http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/191668012/ 
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