[ubuntu-uk] Digital Freedom in Education & Youth - North West ::August Meeting

James Milligan lake54 at lake54.com
Tue Jul 29 20:37:21 BST 2008

Great timing - I'm looking for a 'young' LUG in the NW - I've checked the
dates I should be available, and put them on the poll

Thanks for the opportunity as well.

James Milligan
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From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Tim Dobson
Sent: 29 July 2008 20:10
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Digital Freedom in Education & Youth - North West
::August Meeting

DFEY-NW[1] (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

| 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 and FSUGs.

| Meeting |

To get things started, it has been suggested that the first meeting should
be used to work out:
1) what projects[2] 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[3] 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,

Tim Dobson
   DFEY-NW Co-Organiser


[1] http://dfey.freedomdreams.co.uk
[2] http://dfey.freedomdreams.co.uk/wiki/Talk:Main_Page
[3] http://www.manchesterdda.com

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