Manlug Meeting September 2011

Manlug is teaming up with MFS this month for Software Freedom Day 2011 in Manchester.

If you can help out in anyway please advise via the mailing list.

* Event: Software Freedom Day 2011 in Manchester

http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/

http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2011/UK/Manchester

* 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: Saturday, 17th September 2011 (3rd Saturday in September)
* Start time: 11:00
* Finish time: 17:00

Details
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“Firefox. Linux. Ubuntu. Want to learn more about these and the massive
amount of other Free Software? Then come to Software Freedom Day 2011 in
Manchester at Madlab on Saturday, 17th September. 11am-5pm.”

Software Freedom Day is an annual world wide celebration of Software
Freedom with the aim of promoting Free Software to everyone. This year
the event lands on Saturday, 17th September. You can see the teams
around the world that will be participating at:

http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/map/index.php?year=2011

This includes Manchester, UK!

Helping out
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There are several ways:

* If you know people and/or groups that would be interested in finding
out more about Free Software then please forward this email to them and
encourage them to attend. You can use our tag line:
“Firefox. Linux. Ubuntu. Want to learn more about these and the massive
amount of other Free Software? Then come to Software Freedom Day 2011 in
Manchester at Madlab on Saturday, 17th September. 11am-5pm.”

* Manchester Free Software are working with HACMan, ManLUG, green h and
others on the event and we would like to work with more groups wanting
to help out. So if you or your group want to help out then please send
an email to fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org .

* If you use Free Software, even it is on Windows or MacOS, and would
like to show new people how you use it and explain why you like Free
Software then please send an email to fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org
and help out on the day.

Location
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The event will take place 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. After the event we will go for drinks
and food to continue the informal discussions. This will be at
location(s) decided on the day.

Transport
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Parking: There are parking meter bays on the street but its very
expensive, only really good for a short stop. 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://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2011/UK/Manchester

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