Sam Tuke | 1 Jun 20:35 2011
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Notes on Okay Computer discussion from FSFE Fellowship meeting

Please find below notes taken at the FSFE Fellowship meeting on 26th 
May, where the next Okay Computer event was discussed, and Anna Morris 
was present:

- the next event will be more open to other distributions, including a 
wider variety of demos and disks
- attendees will be provided with information on using remote community 
support effectively so that they rely less on local support after the event
- OKC will continue to be independently organised, with its own mailing 
list and website
- participation will be open to individuals and organisations, including 
FSFE Fellowship, Manchester Free Software, and Linux User Groups

Other attendees of the meeting feel free to add points that I may have 
missed :)

Thanks,

Sam.

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Michael Dorrington | 2 Jun 10:33 2011
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MFS Talk. Tues, 21 June. "PostgreSQL and 2ndQuadrant", Simon Riggs.

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

* Talk: PostgreSQL and 2ndQuadrant.
        http://www.postgresql.org/
        http://2ndquadrant.com/
* Speaker: Simon Riggs, 2ndQuadrant.

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
"(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
  http://madlab.org.uk/
* Date: Tuesday, 21st June 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30

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    "PostgreSQL is the World's Most Advanced Free Software Database.
PostgreSQL has been a pivotal free software project for many years. With
a feature set that both rivals and exceeds proprietary software,
PostgreSQL usage is growing quickly worldwide."

MFS are very pleased to have Simon Riggs present a talk on PostgreSQL
and 2ndQuadrant. Simon will be travelling up from London for us. He is
an excellent speaker and this is one not to miss.

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
in the pub afterwards.

Speaker
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Michael Dorrington | 5 Jun 11:51 2011
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Madlab needs your help

Madlab is where we have our monthly meetings and where we have had
events. It's a great place for us and we should act to ensure its success.

Madlab has various expenses, including the rent of the building and
utility bills, that need to be paid by money (£). They also need items
such as paint and toilet paper. And they need DIY and cleaning help.

Ways you can help:

* Standing Order
Having a dependable amount of money coming in each month helps Madlab
plan ahead.
http://madlab.org.uk/content/help-madlab-with-a-standing-order/

* Donate money
There's the "Donate" button on right panel of <http://madlab.org.uk/>.
Or you can give them cash.

* Donate items that Madlab needs
Email <office@...> to ask for the current list of required
items if you're interested in donating something.

* MadLab Maintenance Day
Help clean, fix and improve Madlab on the monthly Madlab Maintenance
Day. The next one is on the 19th June.
http://madlab.org.uk/content/madlab-maintenance-2/

Thanks,
Mike.

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Michael Dorrington | 5 Jun 14:08 2011
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Re: Madlab needs your help

On 05/06/11 10:51, Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Madlab is where we have our monthly meetings and where we have had
> events. It's a great place for us and we should act to ensure its success.
> 
> Madlab has various expenses, including the rent of the building and
> utility bills, that need to be paid by money (£). They also need items
> such as paint and toilet paper. And they need DIY and cleaning help.
> 
> Ways you can help:
> 
> * Standing Order
> Having a dependable amount of money coming in each month helps Madlab
> plan ahead.
> http://madlab.org.uk/content/help-madlab-with-a-standing-order/
> 
> * Donate money
> There's the "Donate" button on right panel of <http://madlab.org.uk/>.
> Or you can give them cash.
> 
> * Donate items that Madlab needs
> Email <office@...> to ask for the current list of required
> items if you're interested in donating something.
> 
> * MadLab Maintenance Day
> Help clean, fix and improve Madlab on the monthly Madlab Maintenance
> Day. The next one is on the 19th June.
> http://madlab.org.uk/content/madlab-maintenance-2/

* Buy Merchandise
There are medium T-shirts available:
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Tom Chiverton | 7 Jun 00:01 2011

Re: I don't understand..

On Tuesday 31 May 2011 09:38:33 Andrew Gladwell wrote:
> Would someone please message me privately (no sense stirring the pot) 
> and let me know what's going on?

I asked too. No answer.
Shrug.
Hope Okay Computer isn't important.

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Luke Taylor | 9 Jun 05:58 2011
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(no subject)

Hello folk,

I've been reading up on the *BSDs and I need to ask. In the opinion of the people on this list, is FreeBSD objectively the one true path?

Luke
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Dave Page | 9 Jun 08:30 2011
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Re: BSD

On Thursday 09 Jun 2011 04:58:23 Luke Taylor wrote:

> I've been reading up on the *BSDs and I need to ask. In the opinion of the
> people on this list, is FreeBSD objectively the one true path? Luke

Surely if it's an opinion, it can't be objective ;) I've not used BSD for many 
years now, but it used to be FreeBSD for general purpose, NetBSD for 
portability and OpenBSD for security.

Dave
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Paul Waring | 9 Jun 11:30 2011
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Fri 17 June: KoreaBeer geek social

On Friday 17 June a number of us from various geek groups will be going 
for a Korean food social at Koreana[1] on King Street West (just off 
Deansgate). We'll be meeting outside the restaurant just before 8pm and 
going straight in for a meal, followed by drinks at a nearby pub.

There's a set banquet for around £20/head to give a rough idea of the 
costs - full menu is on the website.

Everyone is welcome to attend, but please make sure you email me by 
*Thursday 16 June* so that I can book for the correct number.

Hope to see you there!

Paul

[1] http://www.koreana.co.uk/

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Michael Dorrington | 9 Jun 19:34 2011
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Re: BSD

On 09/06/11 04:58, Luke Taylor wrote:
> 
> Hello folk,
> 
> I've been reading up on the *BSDs and I need to ask. In the opinion
> of the people on this list, is FreeBSD objectively the one true
> path?

The FreeBSD kernel contains non-free bits:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=594940
You could build your own kernel and/or apply the Debian patches to
remove/disable the non-free parts.

FreeBSD is listed on the FSF's "Meet the free software gang":
http://www.fsf.org/working-together/gang/freebsd

You could try the "technology preview" of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD which has
GNU userland with the *k*ernel of *FreeBSD*:
http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110205a

Mike.

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Andrew Gladwell | 9 Jun 22:00 2011

Re: I don't understand..

I have an answer but only from one side and to be honest it did seem an 
objective presentation of the facts, balancing the viewpoints of both 
sides - but it looks as though Okay Computer can progress under it's new 
umbrella so that's good.

I would suggest that it is important, since they are pushing free 
software.  This is something to be encouraged.

Andrew Gladwell.

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> On Tuesday 31 May 2011 09:38:33 Andrew Gladwell wrote:
>> Would someone please message me privately (no sense stirring the pot)
>> and let me know what's going on?
>
> I asked too. No answer.
> Shrug.
> Hope Okay Computer isn't important.
>

Gmane