About Manchester

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.

Event Aim

Our aim for Software Freedom Day (SFD) is to celebrate software freedom, and to engage with and encourage personal computer users, local businesses, government bodies and other groups to use Free Software and to promote the Free Software philosophy.


Preparations are under way for SFD2011 in Manchester. The date and venue have been arranged. We have organised several activities and helpers. We are arranging more activities and helpers. If you would like to help with the event then please contact us at fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org .


Saturday, 17th September 2011.

11am to 5pm.


Madlab - Manchester Digital Laboratory, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN.

"(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"


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 Madlab, though we can't vouch for how good they are. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP, NCP parking around Madlab. If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

Public Transport?

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and 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.




Moodle Demonstrations

"Mark White" < markwhite@mdpuk.com >

Robots and Arduinos on Free Software

HACMan http://hacman.org.uk/

Recycled Computers with Free Software and Support

green h http://www.greenh.co.uk/

PCs running Free Software for you to try

Friendly Free Software Helpers

GNU/Linux and other Free Software CDs

Friendly Free Software Helpers

Linux Magazines

Provided by Linux New Media

Free Software Books, Stickers and Badges

Friendly Free Software Helpers

More to come

Friendly Free Software Helpers




Michael Dorrington

Team Leader

Llewyn Máire


Luke Taylor


"Mark White" < markwhite@mdpuk.com >

Moodle Demonstrator

HACMan http://hacman.org.uk/

Robot Engineers


green h http://www.greenh.co.uk/

More to come


Post event

After the event we will go for drinks and food to continue the informal discussions. This will be at location(s) decided on the day.

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