[Chester LUG] [Fwd: [Fsfe-uk] Digital Freedom in Education & Youth - North West :: August Meeting]
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Tue Jul 29 23:24:10 UTC 2008
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From: Tim Dobson <personalwebsite at army.com>
To: fsfe-uk at gnu.org
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Digital Freedom in Education & Youth - North West ::
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 20:11:55 +0100
DFEY-NW (Digital Freedom in Education & Youth - North West), the
North West of England's first group focusing on young people and issues
of freedom in the digital world is looking forward to it's first meeting
EVER in August.
| What is DFEY-NW |
DFEY-NW is a group formed in response from a growing need in the
Northwest of England for a Group to encourage and promote young people's
involvement with the free software community by creating a social space
to make it more comfortable for young people to get involved with GLUGs
| Meeting |
To get things started, it has been suggested that the first meeting
should be used to work out:
1) what projects we wish to undertake
2) what we can do to get more free software into education
3) what we should do in future meetings
It has been suggested that we should work closely with local GLUGs and
FSUGs and similar groups, to help young people be given the help and
respect needed to encourage them into the community.
| When |
To find out what the best date is for those interested to meet, a poll
has been created:
Please fill it in and indicate which dates are best for you.
| Where |
What do you think? Where is convenient for you? What do you suggest?
My suggestion would be somewhere in Manchester, but I would be very
interested about suggestions of venues from other locations.
Venues in Manchester:
I'm happy to contact the MDDA who have been very welcoming to
Manchester Free Software Group in the past, though they like people to
book sooner rather than later.
Many of the other popular venues (such as Fab Cafe, Rain Bar, The
Britons Protection, the Water House) are pubs/bars which some people may
feel uncomfortable or have problems being in, though the Corner House
may be an option which is not likely to cause problems.
Anyone have any better ideas? Feedback is crucial here. :)
| Contact |
We have a Mailing list:
and a forum interface:
We also are on IRC at
#dfey on irc.freenode.net
There is also a web interface if you haven't mastered IRC yet:
Looking forward to your suggestions,
If each of us have one object, and we exchange them, then each of us
still has one object.
If each of us have one idea, and we exchange them, then each of us now
has two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw
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