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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Reverse your soul today !
John | 23 Sep 12:09 2014

Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government | PandoDaily

http://pando.com/2014/07/16/tor-spooks/
Steven Flower | 16 Sep 22:57 2014
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Upcoming Open Data Meetups

Hi everyone

Very much enjoyed the meetup this evening - thanks all/Des

We've an Open Data Manchester meetup next Tuesday - with a special focus on "data journalism".  We're being hosted at the new "digital shed" venue at MMU for this - 6.30-8.30pm [1]

We've also something scheduled on the 21st Oct around data and cooperatives [2] - which could link with some of the discussions this evening - it'll be in the afternoon, so wont clash with MSF, but appreciate it could be difficult for those in work

Finally, we've also made sure we havent clashed with upcoming ORG meetups [3]

Best wishes

Steven
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Michael Dorrington | 5 Sep 20:03 2014
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 Sept. Talk: "Running a Free Software support business"

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 September Meeting
* Talk: "Running a Free Software support business" by Des Gregory

* Date: Tuesday, 16th September 2014 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for drinks)

* Location: New Federation House
* 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
-------
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 a talk.

As a result of a discussion on the MFS mailing list about

	...ideas on how ethically to make a living from free software as a
freelance "computer guy" servicing local SMEs and end users.
	http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/fsuk-manchester/2014-07/msg00001.html

we are very fortunate that Des Gregory has agreed to give us a talk
based on his experiences of doing just such a thing.

"
Some years ago I set up a social enterprise to provide second hand user
PCs and laptops running GNU/Linux with installation and support. The
idea was that the 'model' for the business might be adopted and adapted
by anyone who was interested and had the skills or wanted to learn them
so they would be able to earn a living out of it.

I plan to cover (briefly) how it started out, what it became, and spend
a bit of time on some of the things I learned from it.

I hope to also cover how the market changed whilst I was doing this and
how an idea like this might pan out today.
"

Des is willing to adapt his talk if people want to hear about particular
bits in more depth or particular facets of his experiences so either
email fsuk-manchester-team@... or post to
fsuk-manchester@... with your requests.

After-meeting
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The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
the Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>.  There are soft
drinks available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.

Location
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The meeting will be at New Federation House, details above.  The venue
provides wifi.

Parking
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Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.  Most of those
parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale
<http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.

Public Transport
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Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab,
see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.

More Information
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Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet
<http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester>.

Regards,
Mike.
MFS Chair.

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