Michael Dorrington | 7 Feb 19:12 2016
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 16 Feb. Talk: "Blender: 3D modelling, animation, games, video editing and more"

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* Event: Manchester Free Software's February Meeting
* Talk: Blender: 3D modelling, animation, games, video editing and more
        https://www.blender.org/
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 16th February 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.

Blender is extremely powerful and feature-full software that enables
users to do 3D modelling including simulations and animations.  But
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Paul Waring | 30 Jan 21:51 2016
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Fri 5 Feb: Currybeer social

On Friday 5th February, a number of us from 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 after a drink or two, and
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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Paul Waring | 25 Jan 21:18 2016
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Fri 19 Feb: SushiBeer bookings

The plan for the next OtherCuisineBeer is to have a meal at Samsi on
Friday 19th February:

http://www.samsi.co.uk/samsi-manchester.htm

We've been before and always had a good meal. There is a wide choice on
the menu, including fixed-price banquets, and vegetarian options are
available. We'll ask everyone to chip in what they've had to eat and
drink, i.e. we won't split the bill equally.

If you would like to come, please let me know as soon as possible so I
can make sure we have a table for the right number, and by Tuesday 16th
February at the latest.

Thanks

Paul

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Michael Dorrington | 13 Jan 13:42 2016
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 Jan. Talk: "Video Editing with Free Software"

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* Event: Manchester Free Software's January Meeting
* Talk: Video Editing with Free Software
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 19th January 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.

Video Editing is often thought of as not being doable with Free
Software.  However, not only is Video Editing doable with Free Software
but there are a range of programs with differing levels of complexity
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Paul Waring | 31 Dec 21:07 2015
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Fri 8 Jan: Currybeer social

On Friday 8th January, a number of us from 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 after a drink or two, and
by 7:30pm at the latest.

This is a departure from the normal 'first Friday of the month' due to
not wanting to clash with New Year's Day.

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 | 13 Dec 20:44 2015
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Help MadLab become a cycle hub!

Madlab are trying to get funding become a "cycle hub" and I know one or
two of you cycle to Madlab so could you fill out the PDF in this link
(you might need to copy and paste the questions into an email if you
can't fill out the PDF but that should be OK):

http://madlab.org.uk/2015/12/09/madlabs-travel-survey/

They need the answers by Tuesday (15th December).

Regards,
Mike.

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Tom Chiverton | 3 Dec 19:35 2015

Investigatory Powers Bill could harm your company, clients (event in Manchester, Dec 16th)

Lots of your will work in the IT sector, and hopefully have heard the 
government's 'Investigatory Powers Billl' (#ipbill aka the Snoopers Charter) ?

This plan will drive up costs for business who provide or facilitate Internet 
access, and broadband prices for you as a user, as well as ending security 
research and open source software in this country (The Guardian) :
http://bit.ly/1NqNrYc

It's not enough to know that it can't work:
https://boingboing.net/2015/11/26/devastating-technical-rebuttal.html
you need to go and explain to your local MP, in person if you can, why it's 
such a bad idea, or we'll be stuck with dealing with the fall out.

The local Open Rights Group is running an event to give you all the tools you 
need to do that, as well as hear from people who have managed to do it so far.

We'd love you to come along on the 16th, Room BR G.16 at MMU Birley Campus (53 
Bonsall St, M15 6GX).

It'd be good to know how many people to expect (but you can just turn up), so 
if you wouldn't mind ticking a box here it'd be a good help:
www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/227021928/
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Open Rights Group Manchester
Michael Dorrington | 3 Dec 20:50 2015
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 15 Dec. Christmas Party

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* Event: Manchester Free Software's December Meeting
* What: Christmas Party

* Date: Tuesday, 15th December 2015 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 22:30

* Location: The Lass O' Gowrie
* Address: 36 Charles Street, Manchester. M1 7DB
  - Near to where the BBC used to be, which is now a car park.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.47411/-2.23818

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software
philosophy.  So how did we do in 2015?  What can you do in 2016?

This is a joint Christmas Party with the NO2ID and Open Rights Group (ORG).

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on The Lass O' Gowrie
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.47411/-2.23818>.  Many of those
parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

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Paul Waring | 29 Nov 11:02 2015
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Fri 4 Dec: Currybeer social

On Friday 4th December, a number of us from 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 after a drink or two, and
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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http://www.pwaring.com
John Rooke | 16 Nov 12:22 2015

Fwd: Time to act on TPP is now


Recent FSF posting. Perhaps we should be thinking about the
consequences of the European versions of these treaties (TTIP and CETA)?

John

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	Time to act on TPP is now
Date: 	Mon, 09 Nov 2015 20:51:25 -0500
From: 	Free Software Foundation <info@...>
Reply-To: 	Free Software Foundation <info@...>
To: 	John Rooke <j.a.rooke@...>

Free Software Foundation

Dear John Rooke,

The FSF has been warning users of the dangers of the Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP) for many years now. The TPP is an agreement negotiated
in secret nominally for the promotion of trade, yet entire chapters of
it are dedicated to implementing restrictions and regulations on
computing and the Internet. In April of 2015, a leaked draft of the
agreement revealed a whole host of problems
<https://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/latest-tpp-leak-shows-systemic-thre
at-to-software-freedom>.
From extensions to the term of copyright, confusing provisions on
software patents, and spreading the worst aspects of the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA) Digital Restrictions Management (DRM)
provisions beyond the United States, the TPP negotiations were and are
an attack on user freedom. In the U.S. at that time, the battle was to
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Michael Dorrington | 12 Nov 09:14 2015
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 17 Nov. Talk: "Free Secure Real-Time Communications"

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* Event: Manchester Free Software's November Meeting
* Talk: Free Secure Real-Time Communications
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 17th November 2015 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for drinks)

* 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.

Real-Time Communications (RTC) are communications that are interactive
and near instant such as a voice conference rather than, for example,
the way email works.  The talk will be about using Free Software to do
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