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Manlug meeting September 2011

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

Event: Software Freedom Day 2011 in Manchester
http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/
http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2011/UK/Manchester

Location: Madlab - PLANT NOMA

Address:
Redfern,
Dantzic Street,
M60 0AE


Meeting Date:  17/09/2011

Meeting times: 14:00 - 17:00

Summary

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

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

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

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.

If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

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