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FSM October 17th - The Future of Free Software Culture

Hi folks,

Software Freedom Day - 21st of September 2019

Free Software Melbourne and Linux Users Victoria are celebrating the 16th annual Software Freedom Day celebrations in Melbourne and we're going to be hosting a series of talks about using Free and Open Source Software in the real world.

We're going to be talking about what even is Free and Open Source software and why is Free Software so important we want to dedicate a whole day to it. We're also going to talk about using free software for audio production, and how open source is used in the development of open hardware and some demonstrations of projects you could even build yourself. We'll also be having plenty of networking opportunities and introductions to many of Melbourne's Free and Open Source technology groups and organizations.

Entry is free any time and Software Freedom Day is a family friendly event welcoming to anyone, pass on the word to help make it a great day for everyone. We do have a code of conduct on our website, but in short: Be respectful. Be mindful. Work together.

We'll have light snacks and sodas available gratis throughout the afternoon and at the conclusion of the day we usually continue discussions over dinner along the nearby Errol st, so feel free to join us if you're enjoying the conversations.

Hope to see you all at Electron Workshop on the 21st for another exciting Software Freedom Day!

Details

Date: Saturday the 21st of September
Time: Talks starting at 1:00pm and wrapping up about 5:30pm
Location: Electron Workshop co-working space
Address: 31 Arden Street, North Melbourne
Map: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2556615434
Travel Tips: http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/map/
Parking: On street parking in the area
Code of Conduct: http://freesoftware.org.au/code-of-conduct/
Software Freedom Day website: http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2019/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne/Free%20Software%20Melbourne%20and%20Linux%20Users%20Victoria

Time Table

1:00 - Welcomes and Introductions
1:15 - Paul - Why Free Software is Vital for Freedom
2:00 - Damien - Freedom for Musicians
3:15 - Open Source community get together
4:00 - David - Open Hardware
5:30 - Official event ending
6:00 - Dinner at Errol St

FSM June 20th - Open Source Games Night - MineTest

Hi Everyone,

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