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Talk: FreedomBox: Practical freedom in a box
Speaker: Michael Dorrington
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)"
Start time: 19:00
Finish time: 20:30
The FreedomBox¹ is about combining low powered unobtrusive hardware, so
that you have it powered on in your home 24/7, and Free Software with an
easy to use interface, to achieve control of your computing, data and
The talk will include the current state of the FreedomBox project, why
the project is important, what can be currently achieved, a practical
insight into how YOU can get started, the future possibilities of the
FreedomBox and more!
The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
in the pub afterwards.
Michael Dorrington is a long time (since the last millennium) Free
Software user and supporter. Michael has worked with FreedomBox
Foundation team on the FreedomBox.
FSF member #9429 http://www.fsf.org/register_form?referrer=9429
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
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
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.
Further details at http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-04-17.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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."