It has been brought to our attention that there are now a few hundered applications on the Android platform that are using the microphone on the users phones to listen to what they are watching on TV all without the users knowledge.
Ho ho ho Freedom Lovers
It's almost time for Christmas, but before then we'll meetup one last time to talk about all things freedom and open source. This year our meetup is by chance on the same night as the Meetup Mixup Melbourne, and we thought it might be fun to join the community for a celebration and a bit of Christmas cheer. So join us Thursday the 21st of December from 6:00 pm at the Loop Bar.
Tickets booked in advance are only $8.80 (or $10.00 at the door). We'll try to set up a table with FSM signage so we'll be super easy to find. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Thursday 21st December, 6:00-late
LOOP Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Place
Event link: https://melbourne.meetupmixup.com/
Hi Software Freedom Lovers
It's November! and that's the time of the year when we look back and think about the Free Software that has improved our lives and given us all so much joy thorough the year. So join us this Thursday at Electron Workshop for our "Free Software Show and Tell" where we'll go round the group and each talk for a few minutes about the Free and Open Source Software that has made a difference for us this year.
It can be something you've just heard about and it sparked your interest or something you've come to rely upon day in and day out.
At 6:30 we'll will kick it off with our regular Gnews segment to get our tongues flapping and then we'll get stuck into the show and tells. We'll end the evening with pizza at Electron Workshop for dinner (vegetarians catered for, celiacs/others ping me and we'll arrange something)
I learned a few new tricks last year at the Show and Tell and it's always a fun night. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Thursday 16th Nov, 6:30-8:00pm
31 Arden St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051
Travel tips by Electron Workshop: http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/map/
Hey Free Software lovers, this month we will be joined by Elmer Bool to
discuss d#. Elmer has been in roles such as software developer, QA
analyst, business analyst and project manager over the past 15 years.
d# is a free and open source project which aims to create and support a
more simplified and streamlined Universal Language for communications
between humans, as well as humans and AI. It aims to become a platform
for new apps that will refactor, redesign, recentralize and/or enhance
existing apps and data to help users solve challenges including those
related to their freedoms, security, and privacy.
With any luck, we will also be helping one of our founding members
install coreboot onto his pc during the meeting which we hope will bring us
one step closer to software freedom.
After this, we will have our regular Gnews segment and then head down to
Errol street for dinner and continued fun.
Hope to see you at 6:30pm on Thursday 19th October at Electron Workshop
for our monthly Free Software Melbourne meet-up.
Thursday 19th Oct, 6:30-8:00pm
31 Arden St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051
Running late or can't find us? Call Ben on 0419 390 496
It's that time of the year where we celebrate our freedoms in technology and raise a ruckus about all the freedoms that have been eroded away. The time of the year we look at how we might keep our increasingly digital lives under our our own control and prevent prying eyes from seeing things they shouldn't. You guessed it: It's Software Freedom Day!
Free Software Melbourne, in conjunction with Linux Users Victoria, is celebrating the 14th annual Software Freedom Day with talks from Linux Users Victoria, Electronic Frontiers Australia and the F-Droid app store. We'll also be having plenty of networking opportunities, introductions to local technology groups and a Linux installfest. So bring down that old pc you were about to throw away and give it a new coat of Debian and bring it back to life!
We have a Code of conduct online which we follow. In short: Be respectful. Be mindful. Work together. Link provided below. This is the a family friendly event, please invite anyone that is interested along to help make it a great day
Entry is free anytime, so help spread the word on everyone’s liberties. Tea, Coffee and light refreshments will be provided gratis
Hope to see all your happy faces at the event (you don't have to be happy, but be there!)