Matthew Leach | 15 Nov 17:17 2014
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Hello!

Hello there!

I just thought I would drop an email and introduce myself.  I'm very
interested in helping to support free software locally (I'm based in
Rochdale, but not far from Manchester).  I've done some work on free
software packages and would love to come along to the next event and say
hello!

When is the next event?  Apologies if this list isn't the correct list
to introduce oneself.

Many thanks,
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Michael Dorrington | 13 Nov 09:51 2014
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MFS Meeting. Tue, 18 Nov. Talk: "Shellshock, shell surprise: Shell we investigate"

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

NOTE: The meeting is again at NFH!

* Event: Manchester Free Software's November Meeting
* Talk: Shellshock, shell surprise: Shell we investigate
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 18th November 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
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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.
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Mircea Moise | 12 Nov 20:24 2014

Manchester Geek Nights - Pixelated Hack Night

Hello,

On Thursday, 20th of November we will host a hack night on Pixelated (https://pixelated-project.org) in the ThoughtWorks office in Manchester.

Pixelated is a secure Open Source email solution. It aims to help organisations to implement secure solutions. It addresses two key problems: mass surveillance and centralisation. More info about the event can be found here: http://www.meetup.com/manchester-geek-nights/events/218619965/ . The code is on github: https://github.com/pixelated-project

The session is hands-on and it's aim is to get people started on the project. It will be great if we will be able to address a couple of the project's issues.

I hope to see you there,
Mircea 
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Tom Chiverton | 4 Nov 19:49 2014

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

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, the talk this Thursday on "Freeing the Internet"
is now at
New Federation House (Dantzic Street entrance) M60 0AF

A map showing the route from MadLab's traditional home is
http://madlab.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Annotated-Map-.png
and their are detailed directions from there at
http://madlab.org.uk/content/details-of-our-temporary-location-during-the-refurb/

The new venue is wheel chair accessible, and we will have someone at the previous venue to redirect you if you
miss this message,

Tom
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: New talk : Freeing the Internet: How hard can it be? (Nov 6th)
Date: Monday 20 Oct 2014, 18:44:13
From: Tom Chiverton <manchester-freesoftware@...>
To: fsuk-manchester@...

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 New Federation House on Dantzic 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
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Michael Dorrington | 3 Nov 20:38 2014
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Celebrating MFS's 7th Birthday (Thurs, 13 Nov)

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

* Event: Celebrating MFS's 7th Birthday

* Location: The Waterhouse
            67-71 Princess Street
            M2 4EG
            http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-waterhouse
            http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.47924/-2.24319
* Date: Thursday, 13th November 2014
* Start time:  19:30 (for 20:00)
* Finish time: 21:30 (but drinks might go on longer)

Details
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If you love and support MFS then please come to our 7th Birthday
celebration.  Wikipedia tells us this is the Wool Anniversary.  We will
meet in The Waterhouse, MFS's old haunt, from 19:30 and order food at
20:00.  The event will go on until about 21:30 but drinks might go on
later depending on how people feel on the night.

More Information
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General information about Manchester Free Software (MFS) can be found on
our website.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester

Regards,
Mike.

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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!

Paul

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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
-------
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:

* Shellshock

A vulnerability in GNU Bash was found last month.  Discussion to be had
on the length the vulnerability existed in the code ("Linus's Law"),
prevalence of GNU Bash and more.

  -
http://www.fsf.org/news/free-software-foundation-statement-on-the-gnu-bash-shellshock-vulnerability
  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus%27s_Law

* POODLE

Another SSL vulnerability, not an implementation of the protocol as with
Heartbleed, but a vulnerability of the SSL version 3.0 protocol itself.
 This raises several discussion points including the issue of
"exploitation of graceful degradation".

  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POODLE
  - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Server_Side_TLS

* Novena

Novena, the crowd funded Free Hardware "laptop" project, has updates
including amount the injection moulding process.

  -
https://www.crowdsupply.com/kosagi/novena-open-laptop/four-month-progress-report

Feel free to raise similar items in the meeting for discussion.

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
----------------
Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to NFH, 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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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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