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* Talk: Free Software advances around the world
* Speaker: Bob Ham
* 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)"
* Date: Tuesday, 19th June 2012 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30
Free Software has had much success in different places around the world
but people in the UK are often not aware of this. So Manchester Free
Software is having a talk to help rectify this and inspire greater use
of free software in the UK.
"The talk will be describing some of the advances that free software
has made in different countries around the world, discussing some of the
pro-freedom legislation, the battles that have been fought with
proprietary software companies, and highlighting the positive impact
that Free Software has had."
The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
in the pub afterwards.
* Bob Ham
"I've been using GNU+Linux and advocating free software for over 10
years. I have helped develop numerous free software projects including
professional audio systems, high level database APIs, and more recently
started working on software for free phones such as the Openmoko
Freerunner and Golden Delicious GTA04. I work as a GNU+Linux system
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/
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
A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
;. 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
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.
Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-06-19>
General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.
If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team(a)nongnu.org>.
FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."