EVISON ROY | 1 Nov 01:28 2011

Re: Follow-up: MFS Talk. Tues, 18 Oct. Double bill. "Freeing Data with Free Software" by Ric Roberts, Swirrl and "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future" by Michael Dorrington, MFS

Mr Dorrington,
                         thanks for the information. The copyright
laws in this country are a mess. The US has better set out laws on
fair trading, we have 'fair dealing' which seems to exclude trading,
which gets free software nowhere, given that trade is not excluded by
fsf principles.
  This is not helped by the UK's reliance on precedent and the need to
take objections to court rather than having more exhaustive
legislature.

Roy.

2011/10/30 Michael Dorrington <michael.dorrington@...>:
> Follow-up on the talks with some links of interest.
>
> * "Freeing Data with Free Software" by Ric Roberts, Swirrl:
>
>  o Talk description:
>   http://ricroberts.com/articles/freeing-data-with-free-software
>
>  o Slides (via git and ruby!):
>   https://github.com/swirrl/freeing-data-presentation
>
>
> * "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future" by Michael Dorrington, MFS
>
>  o "Intellectual Property" Office
>   http://www.ipo.gov.uk/
>   http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html#IntellectualProperty
>
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Llewyn | 2 Nov 08:45 2011
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Tabling at Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair

I have a space/table reserved for us at the forthcoming Anarchist 
Bookfair 03 Dec.
Who is interested in tabling with us for the day?

As you can see in the details below they need £15 to cover costs, and 
would prefer if we brought our own table. Does anyone have a table we 
can use for the day? Who can get the table down there?
It would also be great if we could set up a computer for the day, as 
this seems to help demonstrate software libre giving us an advantage 
when discussing the philosophy.

At this stage I am planning on being down there by 9ish... who's with me?

llewyn
  /|\
sharing = cuture

-------- Original Message --------

It is just over a month to the bookfair which will take place at The 
People's History Museum in central Manchester on Saturday 3rd December 
from 10.00am-4.00pm. Here is a link to the venue: 
http://www.phm.org.uk/ This is a great space in the centre of the city, 
just across the River Irwell from Salford.

The new venue does mean that as the venue costs more we are having to 
charge more to stallholders to cover costs. (If we can break even that 
would be great as we do not have any wealthy backers!)

We are therefore going to charge £20 per table for publishers and 
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I have a dining table that comes apart into a top and 4 legs with only 4 bolts. Mite be okay if no one else offers.
Anna

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I have a space/table reserved for us at the forthcoming Anarchist
Bookfair 03 Dec.
Who is interested in tabling with us for the day?

As you can see in the details below they need ?15 to cover costs, and
would prefer if we brought our own table. Does anyone have a table we
can use for the day? Who can get the table down there?
It would also be great if we could set up a computer for the day, as
this seems to help demonstrate software libre giving us an advantage
when discussing the philosophy.

At this stage I am planning on being down there by 9ish... who's with me?

llewyn
 /|\
sharing = cuture

-------- Original Message --------

It is just over a month to the bookfair which will take place at The
People's History Museum in central Manchester on Saturday 3rd December
from 10.00am-4.00pm. Here is a link to the venue:
http://www.phm.org.uk/ This is a great space in the centre of the city,
just across the River Irwell from Salford.

The new venue does mean that as the venue costs more we are having to
charge more to stallholders to cover costs. (If we can break even that
would be great as we do not have any wealthy backers!)

We are therefore going to charge ?20 per table for publishers and
distributors and ?15 per table for groups and campaigns.

If you are a campaign group from Manchester or Salford please bring
along your own pasting type table if you can as this would really help.

We are currently putting together publicity for the bookfair so please
spread the word.

The website www.bookfair.org.uk <http://www.bookfair.org.uk> is up and
lists stalls confirmed so far.

You can follow us on twitter <at> abookfair



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Ian Norton | 3 Nov 22:52 2011
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North West England Perl Mongers - November Hackday 19th November 2011

Hello all you jolly people!

Event Wax Sign-up: http://nwe.eventwax.com/hackday-2011

The North West England Perl Mongers will once again be holding a
hackday in the month of November (Saturday 19th) and we invite all and
sundry (or all and sundried) to attend either in person or via virtual
presence using the aether and our channel. The event will start at
10.30-11.00 a.m. (GMT) in the physical location, but may start at any
time in the aether.

The event will once agin be hosted in a physical location at the
Shadowcat Systems offices in Lancaster (UK) and all who attend that
event will have access to a range of free snacks, beer and pizza. If
you can only attend in a virtual manner we invite you to our chat
chnanel, northwestengland.pm, on irc.perl.org where you will be warmly
greeted.

This year we'll be working on two projects!

Presenting Perl [1] aims to make presentations from global Perl events
available in one place, it's kinda like YouTube for Perl presentations
:)

IronMan [2] is intended to serve as a blog agregation service for all
things Perl related providing a window into the Perl community and
it's activities.

Both projects have big and small tasks that are accessible to varying
levels of experience, so don't feel that you can't contribute
something!  We're looking at design, documentation and code, any area
needing work.

If you are interested in attending in person, or wish to attend
virtually then please use the Event Wax sign-up linked to at the top
of this discourse. We hope that as many people as possible will join
in on this day so that we can burn the code trails. Please contact
Mark (mdk) or Ian (idn) for more information and I hope to talk to you
in channel and see you, either physically or meta-physically on the
day.

Please feel free to distribute this information to as wide an audience
as possible. This can include, mailing lists, groups or other
interested parties. Thanks for your help.

Other useful links:
http://northwestengland.pm.org/ North West England Perl Mongers Homepage
http://northwestengland.pm.org/meetings/2011/nov.html Meeting Information
http://www.nwewiki.markkeating.me.uk/index.php?title=Main_Page NWE.PM Wiki

[1] http://www.nwewiki.markkeating.me.uk/index.php?title=Projects/PresentingPerl/2011-hackday
[2] http://www.nwewiki.markkeating.me.uk/index.php?title=Projects/IronMan/2011-hackday

Ian (idn) & Mark (mdk).
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Michael Dorrington | 7 Nov 10:00 2011
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Administrative and Social Meeting - Monday, 7 Nov 2011. The Waterhouse.

*Tonight!*

The November 2011 administrative meeting will be on the first Monday of
the month rather than usual second Monday of the month, but still be at
the usual time and place:

* Date: Monday, 7th November 2011
* Time: 19:00
* Location: The Waterhouse
            67-71 Princess Street
            M2 4EG
            http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-waterhouse

The meeting is open to everyone and normally lasts about an hour and a
half. At the meeting we review what we've done, assess where we are and
plan what to do. This is your opportunity to get involved. We welcome
new people wanting to help the group achieve its goals.

We stay around for a social meet up afterwards, so it's a good
opportunity to meet up with people and have a chat.

Minutes from last meeting which was held on 10th October 2011 are at
http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-10-10/Minutes

The Agenda for this meeting is at
http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-11-07

If you have something you'd like included in the Agenda of the meeting
please contact us.

Regards,
Mike.
MFS Chair.

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Daniel Botting | 5 Nov 01:21 2011
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Manlug meeting November 2011 - 'SSH - not just a secure shell'

Hi all,

The Manlug meeting for November 2011 is taking place on 19th November, details below:

Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN. – (Between Thomas Street and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)”
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2011
Starts: 14:00
Approximate finish: 17:00

Summary:

Dr Dave Gilbert a Manlug regular of many years has kindly agreed to give the November talk, the subject is 'SSH - not just a secure shell'. I suspect as it has done with myself made you put down your favourite caffeine based beverage and chalk in 19th November as a date not to be missed. I promise you will learn something new about your Tux based distro.

Please come along, bring your friends and relatives, please feel free to cross post this far and wide.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Daniel

PS, remember as per the recap email a voluntary contribution of £1 - £2 per person would be highly appreciated to assist our good friends at Madlab in their day to day running costs, there will be a donation box to one side.

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Paul Waring | 8 Nov 18:24 2011
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Fri 18 Nov: KoreaBeer geek social

On Friday 18 November 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.

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 if you would like to attend please 
email me by *6pm, Wednesday 16 November* 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 Nov 23:12 2011
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MFS Talk. Tues, 15 Nov. "Diaspora and Distributed/Federated Social Networking" by Ellie

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

* Talk: Diaspora and Distributed/Federated Social Networking
        https://joindiaspora.com/
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_social_network
* Speaker: Ellie

* 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, 15th November 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30

Details
-------
This talk will be on Diaspora, which is an implementation of
Distributed/Federated Social Networking, and on Distributed/Federated
Social Networking in general.

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

Speaker
-------
Ellie is passionate about educating people of the need to move away from
Centralised Social Networking to Distributed/Federated Social Networking.

Location
--------
The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).

Transport
---------
Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you'll have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THIS. There are paid
parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap
centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
A lot of them, perhaps all, are 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 station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.

Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-11-15>.

More Information
----------------
General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-11-15

If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team@...>.

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Michael Dorrington | 9 Nov 23:31 2011
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Re: Tabling at Manchester & Salford Anarchist Bookfair

On 02/11/11 07:45, Llewyn wrote:
> I have a space/table reserved for us at the forthcoming Anarchist
> Bookfair 03 Dec.

I've created an entry in our Events section:
http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Manchester#Upcoming
http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/ManchesterAnarchistBookfair2011

> Who is interested in tabling with us for the day?

I can drop off the books and other merchandise. Not sure if I'll be
available for the day.

> As you can see in the details below they need £15 to cover costs,

Manchester Free Software can cover the costs.

> and
> would prefer if we brought our own table. Does anyone have a table we
> can use for the day? Who can get the table down there?
> It would also be great if we could set up a computer for the day, as
> this seems to help demonstrate software libre giving us an advantage
> when discussing the philosophy.

Would Arcspace be interested in helping out with this as they did with SFD?

> At this stage I am planning on being down there by 9ish... who's with me?

I'm with you! For dropping off the stuff at 9ish anyway. :)

Mike.

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Michael Dorrington | 9 Nov 23:48 2011
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MFS Extraordinary Talk. Mon, 28 Nov. "Game On - Game Creation and Distribution with Gluon" by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen

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

The regular monthly group meeting, which is a talk, is still happening
on the 15th November, in addition to this talk.
See http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-11-15

* Extraordinary Talk: Game On -
                      Game Creation and Distribution with Gluon
                      http://gamingfreedom.org/

* Speaker: Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen

* 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: Monday, 28th November 2011 (Extraordinary Talk)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30

Details
-------
This talk is on a project where Free Software meets Creative Commons
meets the "Gamers' Bill of Rights" <http://www.gamersbillofrights.org/>.
(Part of this includes the recommending of non-free software licences,
which Manchester Free Software does not endorse.).

Dan's talk description:

    "Building computer games is fast becoming big business, not just for
the big companies, but also for the little companies. Witness the
success of smaller studios like Rovio of Angry Birds fame (30 people)
and Minecraft (one single person), and you can see why there is no
reason why we cannot create games in the open source world to sit
alongside these successes. But we need tools for this: Ways of easily
constructing the games, modern and effective distribution methods, ways
of getting the users' feedback and so on."

    "Enter Gluon, an open platform for creating and distributing games.
This talk will shortly explain the ideas behind Gluon, and present the
GamingFreedom.org network for makers and players of games. Finally a
live demonstration of the Gluon Creator tool used to build games will
show you just how easy it is to build games today, and why you can do
it, without needing to know everything about game creation."

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

Speaker
-------
*  Dan // Leinir
   o http://leinir.dk/

    "Dan, known to most people as Leinir, is a software developer who
started out by ruining his possibilities for the next few years by
learning Visual Basic 3 as his first language. However, from there he
jumped later to PHP, which he worked on as a part of a Multimedia
Designer course, and finally decided to learn properly, starting at
Aalborg University's informatics course, which now, five years later,
has resulted in an MSc in software construction, specialised in game and
engine programming. His active involvement with the open source
community began when he joined the Amarok team as usability guy in 2006,
and finally in 2009 he joined the Gluon team. Here he helped refine the
library layout, and was primus motor for developing the Gluon Vision, as
well as being one of two core developers on the Gluon Engine system. In
June 2010 he finishes his Master's Thesis, and following this he has
moved to England, where he now resides, working for the small
consultancy company KO GmbH on the free office engine Calligra. He, of
course, still works on Gluon in his spare time, devoting a great deal of
energy to that."

Location
--------
The meeting will take place at 7pm, at Madlab on Edge Street in the
Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A
Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The talk is followed by an
informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place Called Common
<http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).

Transport
---------
Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
cost after 8pm on Monday so you'll have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THIS. There are paid
parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap
centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
A lot of them, perhaps all, are 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 station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.

Further details at
<http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/GamingFreedomTalk>.

More Information
----------------
General information about Manchester Free Software events can be found
on our website.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester#Upcoming
* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/GamingFreedomTalk

If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team@...>.

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