Free Software Foundation Europe


Title: Free Software Foundation Europe
Location: MadLab
Description: The Free Software Foundation Europe’s local Manchester chapter
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-11-24
End Time: 21:00

Following on from Tuesday’s lively discussion at Manchester Free Software about Diaspora (a popular Free Software alternative to Facebook) we shall share ideas about how to move forward with providing Manchester with its own community hosting, making use of ArcSpace community centre’s facilities.

  • What services should we offer?
  • How much should we charge?
  • Who will do the technical set-up and maintenance?
  • How many users should we aim to sign-up?

These and many other questions will be raised. Please come along and share your thoughts, even if you’re not sure about being involved with the project.

Recommended reading: an interview with the president of Fripost – a community hosting cooperative in Gothenburg, started one year ago and now with 60 members:

For more information see recent emails to the mailing list. This meeting was rescheduled from last month.

All Free Software advocates welcome!

Free Software Foundation Europe is a non- profit organisation dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, and works to promote freedom in emerging digital society.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help the Free Software movement grow. It is the primary way that people identify with and support the Free Software Foundation Europe, and provides collaborative tools for supporters to describe what they are doing and interact with each other.

Fellowship groups exist in many major European cities, and have a history of successful campaigning within local politics and society. Projects such as and the successful follow-up campaign were both initiated and organised by FSFE fellows, as were many other initiatives, such as Document Freedom Day awards for local businesses and broadcasters who use freedom-protecting digital formats.

Discussion and presentations are common features of Fellowship meetings. Recent topics have included the privacy implications of using mobile phones (GSM), how to regain control of your data from ‘the cloud’ using Freedom Boxes, and how to stop public institutions from advertising on behalf of software monopolies.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help Free Software grow.