Hey there freedom lovers,
It is that time of the month again where we get together to dig deep into all things digital freedom.
This month Ben Minders will be talking about Open Source licences and why do they matter. It is one thing to make the worlds best program, it is another issue to inform the users how they are allowed to use it. If you don't know what license is best for your work and how the users can use it; you can be left in the lurch. Can you share with others? Are modifications allowed? Can you even use it with other programs? This is a talk that can guide you to allocate a license for a project or if you are just using the programs, to help you choose programs that treat you fairly.
There will also be the usual Gnews of the month followed by dinner and discussion at KL Bunga Raya after the event.
Doors open at 6pm with the main event starting at 6:30pm and dinner to follow in North Melbourne after 8:00 pm.
This is a non-technical event and all guest are welcome.
Thursday 16th August, 2018 6:30-8:00pm
Electron Workshop - 31 Arden St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051
Travel tips by Electron Workshop: http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/map/
Running late or can't find us? Call 0419 390 496 or 0433 96 96 77
The Trove search engine provides access to content from Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) and is a rich and deep source of Australian history and culture covering content such as newspapers, journals, maps, diaries, correspondence, photos, music, objects and artworks. It enables searching and sorting the items using various criteria such as the publication, date, geography, author, content and other metadata...but did you know we can make it even better?
This month we'll go through setting up an account on Trove and see how we can contribute to this valuable collection of Australian heritage. We'll review some old documents that have been run through optical character recognition and confirm or correct the text to improve future accessibility and search. We'll also see how easy it is to add tags to any item to help discoverability and we'll also talk about useful commenting and the new user lists
After the Trove session Michael will take us through all the Free and Open Source Gnews for the month. Then we'll head down to Errol street for dinner and more Open Source chatter.
This will be a hands on session working with Trove so try and bring a laptop or tablet to work from. See you all on Thursday the 19th at Electron Workshop for Free Software Melbourne July.
Thursday 19th July, 6:30-8:00pm
31 Arden St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051
Running late or can't find us? Call Ben on 0419 390 496
While we are not directly affiliated with the Free Software Foundation in the US, it is very obvious how much we are infulenced by their work.