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The Flux Party and the Gnews

Hey Free/Libre and Open Source Supporters,

This month we will be joined by a representitive of the Flux party to discuss the state of issue-based direct democracy in Australia.

The Flux Party is a tool Australians can use to directly participate in parliament. Flux is a party during the election but once there are elected Flux Party MP’s and senators that’s where the difference begins. Your Flux representatives give up their autonomy and vote according to the people. They cast their votes in line with the outcomes produced by the Flux ecosystem comprised of ordinary Aussies like you.

You can checkout the flux website or join the party (it's free as in $0) here: https://voteflux.org

After the discussion we will have our regular Gnews segment and then head down to Errol street for dinner and Free/Libre and Open Source Small-talk.

Hope to see you at 6:30pm on Thursday the 19th of April at Electron Workshop for our regular Free Software Melbourne meet-up.

Event details
Thursday 19th Apr, 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

March Meetup - Libre Games Night!

Computer games are great fun! What can make them even better is when they are free as in freedom! Games that have the potential to be changed in anyway you and your friends wish. Because it is fun, this month’s meet-up we will be going over and playing games that treat you right.

If you have no idea what is out there then come a long and there might be something you like. If you know of something that others would be interested in then come along and enlighten us.

Doors open at 6pm with the main event starting at 6:30pm and dinner to follow in North Melbourne after 8:30 pm.

All are welcome.

Thursday 15th March, 2018 6:30-8:30pm
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

Rendering PDFs into Text/HTML with Free Software

Hey there freedom lovers,

An Intro to F-Droid - Show and Tell

Hey there freedom folks, happy GNU year to you all! The education and support of software freedom continues. Typically we think of computer software only on Desktop and Laptop computers, in our community this typically means GNU/Linux. But we also use mobile devices where security and privacy are just as important.

While Android is built on a base of free software, most phone comes preloaded with lots of non-free applications. Typically these are from Google and its app store. To that end, the community has developed a free software alternative called F-Droid (https://f-droid.org/) which distrobutes only free software applications. Media playback, business applications, graphics and games – there is something for everyone on F-Droid that respects your freedoms.

This month we will show you why you should choose this software over the non-free programs, how to install and use F-Droid and include some application recommendations to get you on your way. All questions are welcome as we can help out with any issues.

There will also be the usual Gnews segment and afterwards will be dinner at a local restaurant where the conversation can continue.

This is a non technical event and everyone is invited to join us. Event starts at 6:30PM Thursday 18th January at Electron Workshop – 31 Arden Street, North Melbourne.

Hope to see you there!

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