[northwestengland.pm] MFS Talk. Tues, 18 Oct. Double bill. "Freeing Data with Free Software" by Ric Roberts, Swirrl and "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future" by Michael Dorrington, MFS

Michael Dorrington michael.dorrington at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 21:06:50 GMT 2011

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* Talks and Speakers:
 o "Freeing Data with Free Software" by Ric Roberts, Swirrl
 o "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future" by Michael Dorrington, MFS

* Date: Tuesday, 18th October 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30
* 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)"

This Month's meeting is a double bill of talks.

In "Freeing Data with Free Software", Ric Roberts of Swirrl will:

    "be exploring the benefits and pitfalls of using free software to
build my company's open-data publishing platform. I'd also like to
discuss with the group its opinions on licensing models for releasing
part of our platform as a free software 'community edition'."

In "UK Copyright: Past, Present and Future", Michael Dorrington of
Manchester Free Software will:

    "be taking a whirlwind tour of UK Copyright from its begins to the
present and then to the future. This includes an insight into what is
currently being taught in schools about copyright, the idea of 'fair
dealing' and opening discussion into where UK copyright law will go."

The event will include a Q&A sessions, discussions and then lively
debate in the pub afterwards.

* Ric Roberts, Swirrl
 o http://ricroberts.com/
 o http://www.swirrl.com/

    "Founder of Swirrl, creators of PublishMyData. Manchester-based
Ruby, Rails & JavaScript freelancer."

* Michael Dorrington, MFS
 o http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester

    "Deep interest in copyright, copyleft and shareable licensing of work."

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 6pm (this is likely to move to after 8pm soon, verify
restrictions before parking) on Tuesday but get full up. 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/2011-10-18>.

More Information
General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-10-18

If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team at nongnu.org>.

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