Manchester Free Software

Manchester Free Software

Title: Manchester Free Software
Location: MadLab
Description: The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software philosophy.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-11-15
End Time: 20:30





Diaspora and Distributed/Federated Social Networking


This talk will be on Diaspora, which is an implementation of Distributed/Federated Social Networking, and on Distributed/Federated Social Networking in general.

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate in the pub afterwards.


Ellie is passionate about educating people of the need to move away from Centralised Social Networking to Distributed/Federated Social Networking.



Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost after 8pm on Tuesday so you’ll have to pay up until then and the maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY THIS. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP. If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

Public Transport

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.