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Sept 15th - Software Freedom Day 2018!

It's time again to get excited about all the benefits of Free and Open Source Software have given us over the past year and get together to talk about how Freedom and Openness can improve our human rights, our privacy, our security and our communities. It's Software Freedom Day!

Melbourne Meetup - Free Software/Open Source licences and why do they matter

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
Map: http://osm.org/go/uG4HWyqEz?m=&node=2556615434
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

FSM May 19 - Contribute to Trove

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.

Event details
Thursday 19th July, 6:30-8:00pm
31 Arden St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051
Map: http://osm.org/go/uG4HWyqEz?m=&node=2556615434
Running late or can't find us? Call Ben on 0419 390 496

Games Night 🎮

Our last games night was so successful that we thought, “why not do it again!?” And that is what we are doing. All things Libre and games, this time we will be able to show off some new games while we are at it rather than just being sucked into a multiplayer matches of Free Doom or Hedgewars. That said it that happens again, it is fun regardless. ;)

So come along, join in and bring a friend to show what can be done when games are free for all to use and share. Bring a laptop or use one of the ones provided.

Afterwards will be the usual with dinner in North Melbourne were we can chat about anything and everything Free and Open Source.

Event is on 21st June at Electron Workshop - 31 Arden Street. Doors open at 6pm with the event starting at 6:30pm. This is a non technical event and all are welcome.

21st June 2018 6:30PM
Electron Workshop - 31 Arden Street
Map: http://osm.org/go/uG4HWyqEz?m=&node=2556615434
Travel tips by Electron Workshop: http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/map/

Melbourne - May 2018 Meetup - Contribute to Wikipedia

Melbourne Meetup - 17th May 2018 - Contribute to Wikipedia