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[Fsfe-uk] Reminder: Manchester Free Software Talk: Richard Rothwell, M6-

From: Dave Page
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Reminder: Manchester Free Software Talk: Richard Rothwell, M6-IT, 20th May 2008
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 17:45:57 +0100
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Richard Rothwell from M6-IT Community Interest Company - "Software 
Freedom for the Education and Voluntary Sector" - http://m6-it.org



7pm, Tuesday 20th May 2008

If you're coming, please feel free to add yourself to the FSF Groups
wiki page:-



Sustainable Education Solutions

Schools and students have been caught up in a cycle of computer
replacement and upgrade for the past two decades.  The development of
free software solutions offers a route out of this cycle.  The talk
will cover potential free software solutions for schools and families
to setup sustainable solutions that will enable them to concentrate on
their key purpose - that of educating the individual.  The
applicability of these solutions for community organisations will be

Two key projects will be covered in detail: the installation of an
extensive LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) system at Handsworth
Grammar School and the Families On-Line project in Nottingham, where
the regeneration funding is being used to provide computers, with free
software, and an Internet connection to socially excluded families.
Mention will also be made of the Birmingham Friends of the Earth
smaller LTSP network.


Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA)
Lower Ground Floor
117-119 Portland Street
M1 6ED


Access to MDDA is via the doorbells in the entranceway. Wheelchair 
access via a lift is available.

MDDA provide complimentary Fair Trade tea and coffee.


>From http://manchester.fsuk.org/blog/about/ :

Manchester Free Software was formed in response to a growing apparent 
need for a group based in the Manchester area that focuses on free 
software and GNU/Linux primarily, but also on issues such as Digital 
Restrictions Management and other issues which infringe on the freedoms 
of computer users. Anybody is welcome to the meetings, but you will be 
particularly interested in the meetings if you are interested in the 
activities of the Free Software Foundation, GNU Project, League for 
Programming Freedom and the GNU/Linux operating system.

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