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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Michael Dorrington | 12 Apr 18:50 2016
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 19 April. Talk: "Avoiding Adobe Flash and non-free JavaScript with Free Software"

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

NOTE: The slightly later start time of 19:30 and end time of 21:00.

* Event: Manchester Free Software's April Meeting
* Talk: Avoiding Adobe Flash and non-free JavaScript with Free Software
* Speaker: Roy Evison

* Date: Tuesday, 19th April 2016 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:30
* Finish time: 21:00 (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.

Adobe Flash Player, such as in the web browser plugin, is non-free
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Paul Waring | 26 Mar 17:03 2016
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Fri 1 Apr: Currybeer social

On Friday 1st April, 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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Freelance consultant
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Dave Page | 18 Mar 14:45 2016
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[JOB] Codethink are looking for a GNU/Linux Systems Administrator!

## The Company

Codethink are the Systems Software Experts. We provide genius in 
systems-level software and hardware, particularly in the enterprise, 
devices and automotive sectors. We are a growing international company 
with over 60 employees, mostly software engineers. We’re based in 
open-plan offices just on the edge of the Northern Quarter in Manchester 
City Centre, with a casual dress code and lots of different kinds of tea.

## The Team

The Operations Team exists to provide infrastructure and support to our 
software engineers and the rest of the company. Currently we’re a 
two-person team but looking to expand as the company grows and 
requirements become more complex. It’s a rapidly moving environment with 
plenty of challenges, but it’s also rewarding.

We wrangle hardware from small dev boards with strange architectures 
through to giant servers, and make it all play nicely together. We deal 
with on-site servers, colocated equipment, and some Cloud and managed 
services. We’re moving towards more consistency and devops-y automation 
for installs, configurations, monitoring and alerting - could you be 
part of that change?

## The Position

Salary: Circa £25k depending on experience

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week.  Standard hours are 9.00 to 6.00 with 
the core hours being 10.00-16.00 Mon-Fri. You may occasionally be asked 
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Bob Ham | 11 Mar 20:59 2016
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Sun hardware in need of a good home

Hi all,

Let me tell you a little story.  Many moons ago, while I was living away
from Bristol, a man appeared at a meeting of the Bristol and Bath Linux
User Group offering abundant gifts to all and sundry.  Inside the boot
of his car lay a treasure trove of Sun computers, as I understand,
originating from the University of Bath.  A number of these were taken
by a LUG regular, a hacker of great skill named John Honniball, who took
them in order to offer the gems to any who sought to learn the ways of
the SPARC and the arcane magic of Engineering Workstations The Right
Way.  When I returned to Bristol I was honoured to be offered, and
accept, a SPARCclassic from John.

Some years later, after I had left Bristol and returned again, another
LUG regular, a Unix wizard from the University of Bristol's department
of physics named Winnie Lacesso, notified us that there were a number of
Sun workstations being disposed of by her department.  (The same
department providing part of the computing grid for the LHC no less.)  I
took the opportunity to visit the department and acquire a SPARCstation
4, along with two Sun monitors, from the learned folks.

Now, I live in Liverpool.  I have tinkered and explored and learned.  I
have gained a great deal from these gifts.  However, I have moved on and
I feel it is right that instead of gathering dust, these gems should
again be offered to any who seek.  So, in need of a good home are:

* Sun SPARCclassic workstation, 64MB memory, 9GB SCSI disk

http://www.obsolyte.com/sun_lx/
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/6751/Sun-SPARCclassic/
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Michael Dorrington | 11 Mar 18:57 2016
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 15 March. Talk: "LibreOffice: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings, Databases, Equations"

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

* Event: Manchester Free Software's March Meeting
* Talk: LibreOffice: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations,
                     Drawings, Databases, Equations
        https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 15th March 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.

LibreOffice is a very capable office suite that can do word processing,
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Michael Dorrington | 6 Mar 12:17 2016
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Free Hardware - Talos Secure Workstation

As you know, we require hardware in order to run our Free Software.
We've had talks on the Novena, Libreboot X200 and run events in
Manchester for Hardware Freedom Day.  I company called Raptor
Engineering have proposed what looks to be a very Free Hardware high
performance workstation mainboard call Talos:

https://raptorengineeringinc.com/TALOS/prerelease.php

Of particular interest is "libre-toolchain FPGAs" (which is sadly not
the case for the Novena FPGAs) and "libre firmware".  You can register
your interest by emailing sales@... and you'll be
notified when you can pre-order.

Regards,
Mike.

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