Tom Chiverton | 23 Mar 21:28 2015

Citizen Four film screening (£4, 30th March)

Please sign up at http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/221317601/ where you can also pay for
your ticket.

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to
journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified
documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National
Security Agency (NSA).

The film recently won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

A small fee of £4 will be charged to cover the license fee and anything left over will go to the Open Rights
Group, a charity which supports digital rights.

Once again, sign up at
http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/221317601/
and we'll see you there.

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Paul Waring | 23 Mar 18:32 2015
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Fwd: [Sat 23 May: Trip to Bletchley Park]

Apologies for the cross-posting but this trip may be of interest to
people on the various lists and a few people have said they missed the
original email.

Paul

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Based on the results of the Doodle poll, this year's trip to Bletchley
Park will take place on Saturday 23rd May. If you'd like to come, full
details are below.

N.B. If you normally attend Geek Walks, this event will count as the
May walk.

TRAVEL

If you're coming by car from Manchester and have spaces available, or
would like to go by car but don't drive, please let me know and I will
try and match people to spaces (drivers have first refusal on
passengers).

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Michael Dorrington | 21 Mar 15:14 2015
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LibrePlanet 2015 streaming live now

LibrePlanet Conference 2015 is streaming live video now.

https://libreplanet.org/2015/live/
https://live.fsf.org/

M.

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Michael Dorrington | 15 Mar 21:18 2015
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MFS Meeting. Madlab. Tues, 17th March. Discussion points: "Free Digital Hardware Designs, LibrePlanet Conference, VMware lawsuit, Guix endorsed"

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

* Event: Manchester Free Software's March Meeting
* What: Discussions

* Date: Tuesday, 17th March 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 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:

== Free Digital Hardware Designs ==
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Paul Waring | 8 Mar 14:30 2015
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Fri 20 Mar: AllCuisinesBeer bookings

The plan for the next OtherCuisineBeer is to have a meal at Tops on 
Friday 20th March:

http://www.tops-restaurants.co.uk/

We've been before and always had a good meal. The price is set at 
£15/head (drinks are extra, ordered individually from the bar) and you 
can go up as often as you want.

If you would like to come, please let me know by email by 6pm on Fridaay 
13th March. If there are sufficient commitments, I'll go ahead and book 
a table and let people know.

Thanks

Paul

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John Rooke | 5 Mar 15:17 2015
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How free will the next fairphone be?

Interesting article at http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2015/03/05/fairphones-second-ethically-sourced-handset-is-coming-this-summer-but-its-still-not-all-that-fair/

"Right now, the company uses the Android operating system, but if the aim is to create a 100 percent ethical handset one day, it’ll have to think carefully about the best way to approach its software, as well as the hardware.

In terms of software we want to make it more open and look at privacy issues step-by-step again. The next phone we are releasing it with Android, and we also selected Qualcomm as the chipset manufacturer. That allows us to release Android together with a development environment, so people can rebuild the image and modify it.

Fairphone says it’s looking at using possible alternative OSes in the future, like Firefox OS or Sailfish. It would even contemplate giving consumers a choice of OS when they first switch on the device, if it could."


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Michael Dorrington | 2 Mar 21:48 2015
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Manchester PostgreSQL Meetup - Simon Riggs - PostgreSQL 9.4 key features

Simon Riggs, friend of MFS, is giving a presentation on PostgreSQL at
Madlab on Wednesday, 6-8pm.

More details:
* http://madlab.org.uk/content/manchester-postgresql-meetup-04-03-2015/
* http://www.meetup.com/The-Manchester-PostgreSQL-Meetup/events/220479318/

Cheers,
Mike.

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Paul Waring | 1 Mar 19:11 2015
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Fri 6 Mar: Currybeer social

On Friday 6th March, 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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Tom Chiverton | 14 Feb 16:50 2015

Talk on Mass Surveillance, Liberty & Activism : Feb 24th, MadLab

Hi there,

The Open Rights Group are kicking of our pre-general election campaign with a talk on the 24th February at
MadLab :
http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/220481722

ORG's Executive Director Jim Killock will talk about mass surveillance, liberty and activism. He'll say
why mass surveillance is a danger to democracy and how we can work together to curb it. 
This event is free and open to the public. You don't need to be an ORG member to attend, just someone
interested in an open and free internet.
If you don't want to use Meetup you can email
manchester@... to RSVP.

Arrive from 7.15pm onwards for a 7.30pm start.

Tom
Michael Dorrington | 8 Feb 23:00 2015
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MFS Meeting. Madlab. Tues, 17th February. Discussion points: "Future of Copyleft, Free JavaScript, Libreboot X200, Librem, Software Freedom Day, Novena"

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

* Event: Manchester Free Software's February Meeting
* What: Discussions

* Date: Tuesday, 17th February 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 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:

=== Future of Copyleft ===

Bradley Kuhn has given a talk on the state of copyleft's mindshare
versus non-copyleft's and what we can do to increase copyleft's mindshare.

* https://archive.fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/futurecopyleft/

=== Free JavaScript ===

When you run JavaScript from a website you are running a program and if
that program is non-free then you're running non-free software.  The FSF
has a campaign to encourage sites to have Free Software JavaScript code
and they have had success with Posteo.

* https://www.fsf.org/campaigns/freejs
*
https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/fsf-javascript-guidelines-picked-up-by-posteo-webmail

=== Libreboot X200 ===

GLUGLUG, the company that brought us the Libreboot X60, a laptop where
even the BIOS is Free Software, has now got an X200 offering.  This
laptop has the FSF's Respect Your Freedom certification.  The Libreboot
X60 looks to be back and is joined by the Libreboot T60.  There's even a
Libreboot Installation Service to get Libreboot into your BIOS.

*
https://www.fsf.org/news/libreboot-x200-laptop-now-fsf-certified-to-respect-your-freedom
* http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/
* http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/

=== Librem ===

The Librem laptop, the "first high-end laptop that respects your freedom
and privacy", has reached its funding goal but still looks available to buy.

* https://www.crowdsupply.com/purism/librem-laptop

=== Software Freedom Day ===

Software Freedom Day, the yearly worldwide celebration of Software
Freedom, is on the 19th September 2015.  What can we do to attract
people to this event that would be into Free Software if only they knew
about it?

* http://softwarefreedomday.org/

=== Novena ===

Novena, the crowd funded Free Hardware "laptop" project, is mass
producing and shipping.  This update gives more insights into the
realities of hardware manufacturing.

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

=== Other ===

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

== After-meeting ==

The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
the Terrace (which is next door to Madlab).  There are soft drinks
available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, details above.
 Ring the bell on the right of the door to be let in.  The venue
provides Wi-Fi.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

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 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 ==

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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Paul Waring | 1 Feb 13:30 2015
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Fri 6 Feb: Currybeer social

On Friday 6th February, 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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