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Software Freedom Day 2016

It doesn't matter how much you directly participate in software
freedom or what operating system you run, all that matters is that you
would like to live in a world of software freedom where every
individual can control the code that runs on their computer and the
conditions under which it executes. It's that time of the year for all
of us who compute to celebrate our freedoms in technology and indulge
in the finer details of keeping our increasingly digital lives under
our direct control.

Free Software Melbourne, in conjunction with Linux Users Victoria, is
celebrating the 13th annual Software Freedom Day. With a variety of
talks and workshops helping everyone to get the most out of the
Free/Libre and Open Source communities and the free software they make
available


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Venue
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Our gracious hosts this year are:

Electron Workshop co-working space
31 Arden Street, North Melbourne
Map: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2556615434

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A (data) array of wonderful talkers have been so kind as to help
spread the word or just give you a tour of some great programs that
respect you.

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FSM 18/08/16: Democracy the open source way and more Gnews than you can statisticaly sample

What does the Australian democratic system have in common with Eurovision?

No. It's not the wigs and over the top singing... No not the ongoing controversies and backstabbing...

It's the backroom dealings over the voting, that and Paul Foxworthy. While it's too soon to fully understand the ramifications of the updated senate voting it's never too soon to start talking about Eurovision. This month Paul will discuss his ongoing auprefs.info project and how similar techniques might be applicable to other (more entertaining) voting systems

We'll also be having our regular Gnews segment where we hope to discuss something other than the census, but we'll have to see about that, and as usual we'll end the night with a stroll down Errol st to KL Bunga Raya. Doors at  Electron Workshop (31 Arden Street) open at 6pm with the event kicking off at about 6:30pm and drinks are available at EW member prices!