About Manchester

About the groups involved

About ManLUG

Manchester Linux User Group (ManLUG) is one of the UK's oldest LUGs and have an active group of people giving support and sharing knowledge.

About Manchester Free Software

Manchester Free Software (MFS) aims to promote the free software philosophy, centred in Manchester. We provide a friendly and accessible community to learn about and discuss Free Software. We've been running the Free Software Festival that is Software Freedom Day from 2008.


Our aim for Software Freedom Day (SFD) is to celebrate Software Freedom, and to spread Software Freedom to people and groups that would be into Free Software and the Free Software philosophy if only they knew about it.


The event will be a party celebrating Free Software. There will be talks, chat and demos with food and drink available from the bar. The event will be relaxed and friendly and will be inclusive of those wanting to get into Free Software.





Talk: Intro to SFD2016 in Manchester and Software Freedom

Michael Dorrington


Talk: Mesh networking (and the Beaglebone Black)

Bob Mottram


Talk: Legal threats to Software Freedom

John Rooke


Workshop: Freeing Your Smart Phone

James R. Haigh


Closing thoughts on the day

Michael Dorrington and others

Available through the event will be:

Post event

After 5pm the event will continue informally, allowing discussions, small group demos and so on to continue.


2pm - 5pm (14:00-17:00). Saturday, 17th September 2016.


Terrace, next to Madlab on Edge Street in the Northern Quarter. Also accessible from entrance on Thomas Street: 43 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA. We'll be upstairs.


The venue parking facilities are not amazing. There are parking meter bays on the street but its very expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Terrace, though we can't vouch for how good they are. 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 Terrace, see OpenStreetMap centred on Terrace. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.

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