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Meetings

Manchester Free Software meets regularly: There are general group meetings which will often be talks on the various issues we cover, discussions, workshops; and there are administrative meetings that deal with the running of the group and organisation of group meetings and events.

Group Meetings

Group meetings occur on the third Tuesday of the month at 19:00. The normal format is a talk with questions until about 20:30 and then informal discussion at a pub. Currently the talk venue is Madlab and is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place Called Common).

2007

Date Topic/Description Speaker/Organiser Status Organiser Video
13th November Running a business with Free Software Matthew Bloch, Bytemark Hosting Done No video
11th December Manchester Showcase 2008 Tim Dobson Done Video?

2008

Date Topic/Description Speaker/Organiser Status Organiser Video
15th January Free software Aidan McGuire, Blue Fountain Systems Done No video
19th February Free software advocacy, LUGRadio Stuart Langridge, LUGRadio Done archive.org
18th March Evolving Freedom Alex Hudson Done Andy Halsall?
15th April ELER/Brightbox John Leach Done Andy Halsall?
20th May Sustainable Education Solutions Richard Rothwell, M6-IT CIC Done PerfDave No video
17th June OpenStreetMap John McKerrell Done Simon No video
22nd July BBC Backstage Ian Forrester Done Simon Theora MKV blip.tv
19th August Free Space Manchester Mick Fuzz Done PerfDave Mick Fuzz
16th September Free as in profit (fonts and software freedom) Dave Crossland Done Tim No sound yet archive.org
28th October Lightning Talks OpenMoko Various Michael, Tim and Enrico Done archive.org
18th November The Value of Free Software and how it changes Society, Economy and Business Elmar Geese Done Lucy Tim (processing)
16th December Christmas party Manchester Free Software Done No video

2009

Date Topic/Description Speaker/Organiser Status Organiser Video
20th January Setting up and sustaining a global FOSS-based business Ian Lynch Done Lucy Tim (maybe)
17th February What you don't get for free: the cost of building a Drupal site Chris Maiden/James Panton - NWDUG Done Tim Tim (upload)
17th March TBC John Adams Done Simon Tim (maybe)
21st April green h: A social enterprise using free software Des Done Lucy No video
19th May Plings - freeing data Steven Flower - substance.coop/plings Done Lucy Tim archive.org? XVID AVI blip.tv
16th June Free Software and Microblogging Jon Spriggs Done Tim archive.org
21st July Professional Audio Editing with Free Software Dan Lynch Done Lucy archive.org
18th August Debian Stories Enrico Zini Done Tim archive.org? blip.tv?
15th September Access Space Sheffield James Wallbank Done archive.org
20th October Python and Kamaelia Michael Sparks Done Tim archive.org
17th November Bug Reporting Michael Dorrington Done Mike Tim
15th December Christmas Party (with key signing) Manchester Free Software Done Mike No video

2010

Date Topic/Description Speaker/Organiser Status Organiser Video
19th January 100% free software gaming: No cheating! Michael Dorrington Done Mike Tim
16th February What makes Debian special?
(Afterwards a Cryptography Un-Workshop)
Leslie I'Anson
(Robert Burrell Donkin)
Done Leslie No video.
16th March The Semantic Desktop, SPARQL and You! Rob Taylor, Managing Director, Codethink Ltd. Done Mike Tim
20th April Giving's Hard To Do: Free Software in the UK Voluntary Sector, and why you should care. Richard Smedley, GoodGNUs Done Mike No video.
18th May Sheffield University Free Software Society
Plus a screening of Patent Absurdity
Chris Warburton Done Mike No video.
15th June GNU's Not Linux: kFreeBSD and Hurd kernels for the GNU System. Michael Dorrington Done Mike No video.
20th July Present and future threats to software freedom. Dr. Roy Schestowitz Done Mike No video.
17th August KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine): How to use it and its uses Michael Dorrington Done Mike No video.
21st September Joomla - How, why, what, when and where Tim Corless-Carter Done Mike No video.
19th October An Introduction to GNU R Robin Gower, Infonomics Ltd. Done Mike No video.
16th November IPv6 and Free Software: The next generation Internet Protocol in the Free World. Michael Dorrington Done Mike No video.
14th December Review of year gone. Discussion on next year. Christmas Party! Manchester Free Software Done Mike No video.

2011

Date Topic/Description Speaker/Organiser Status Organiser Video
18th January How to build an ISP using Free Software Thomas Mangin Done Mike No video.
15th February Introduction to Pure Data:
The free software, digital arts, graphical programming language.
Andrew Faraday Done Mike No video.
15th March BCS OSSG Graham Oakes & Mark Elkins Done Mike Mark Elkins audio?
19th April Pirate Party UK and Free Software Loz Kaye (Party Leader) and Tim Dobson (PPUK Software Specialist) Done. Mike No recording.
17th May Puppet and Puppet Labs Ken Barber Done. Mike No recording.
21st June PostgreSQL and 2ndQuadrant Simon Riggs Done. Mike No recording.
19th July Controlling your Cloud: Puppetising OpenNebula Ken Barber Done. Mike No recording.
16th August Hacklabs, Free Culture, & (Autonomous) Distributed Networks Victoria Sinclair, ArcSpace (and Hackademia). Done Llewyn No recording.
20th September FreedomBox: Enabling private conversations online Sam Tuke Done Mike No recording.
18th October Freeing Data with Free Software
UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future
Ric Roberts, Swirrl
Michael Dorrington, MFS
Done Mike No recording.
15th November Diaspora and Distributed/Federated Social Networking Distributed/Federated
(Michael Dorrington plus Diaspora users)
Done Mike No recording.
13th December Review of year gone. Discussion on next year. Christmas Party! Manchester Free Software Done Mike No recording.

2012

Date Topic/Description Speaker/Organiser Status Organiser Video
17th January Embrace your Community: an open model for business Mark Keating (Managing Director) &
Matt Trout (Technical Director),
Shadowcat Systems Limited
Done Mike Video (link to follow)
21st February Git: How Linux, the kernel, is developed. Michael Dorrington Done
20th March OpenPheonux (GTA04): Return of the free phone Michael Dorrington Done
17th April FreedomBox: Practical freedom in a box Michael Dorrington Done
12th May
2nd Saturday of month, not usual 3rd Tuesday.
MRTG + FreedomBox Daniel Botting +
Michael Dorrington
Done
19th June Free Software advances around the world Bob Ham Done
17th July The Quest for a 100% Free Software Laptop Bob Ham Done
21st August Demonstration of a 100% Free Software Digital DJ Laptop Bob Ham Upcoming
18th September (Provisional) Wine: Windows without Windows Michael Dorrington Upcoming
16th October (Provisional) Linux device-mapper: LVM, RAID, Multipath, dm-crypt Michael Dorrington Upcoming
20th November Upcoming
18th December Christmas Party Manchester Free Software Upcoming

Meeting Publicity

Meetings are usually Publicised to various relevant organisations around Manchester.

Administrative Meetings

The time and location of administrative meetings will be indicated in the wiki once it has been decided.

Date Time Location Agenda Minutes
2008-03-18 21:00ish FAB Cafe None Minutes
2008-04-15 17:30 FAB Cafe Agenda Minutes
2008-05-20 17:30 The Cornerhouse Agenda Minutes
2008-06-09 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2008-07-14 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2008-08-11 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2008-09-08 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2008-10-13 19:00 Marbella Cafe Agenda Minutes
2008-11-10 19:00 Marbella Cafe Agenda Minutes
2008-12-08 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-01-12 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-02-09 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-03-09 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-04-06 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-05-11 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-06-08 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-07-13 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-08-10 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-09-07 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-10-12 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-11-09 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2009-12-14 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2010-01-11 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2010-02-08 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2010-03-08 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2010-04-12 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-02-07 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-03-14 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-04-11 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-05-09 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-06-13 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-07-04 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-08-08 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-09-12 19:00 Nexus Art Cafe Agenda Minutes
2011-10-10 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes
2011-11-07 19:00 The Waterhouse Agenda Minutes

Future Administrative/Social Meetings

See also: Manchester, Manchester/Speakers

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