[Gta04-owner] Fwd: MFS Talk. Tues, 20 Mar. "OpenPheonux (GTA04): Return of the free phone" by Michael Dorrington

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Wed Mar 14 11:42:46 CET 2012

Hi Michael,
thanks for this support!

Am 14.03.2012 um 10:11 schrieb Michael Dorrington:

> I am doing a talk about the GTA04 at Manchester Free Software, see
> details below.  I'd really appreciate suggestions, ideas, tips, etc. on
> what to include.

I think you can start with the materials from the FOSDEM presentation:



> Regards,
> Mike.
> Chair,
> Manchester Free Software.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Talk: OpenPheonux (GTA04): Return of the free phone
>        http://gta04.org/
> * Speakers: Michael Dorrington
> * Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
> * Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
> "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
>  http://madlab.org.uk/
> * Date: Tuesday, 20th March 2012 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30
> Details
> -------
> In October 2008 Manchester Free Software had a talk¹ on the recently
> released OpenMoko's Neo FreeRunner (aka GTA02)².  This was an attempt to
> bring freedom to the smart phone / pocket computer not only in the
> software but also in the hardware. Now in 2012, building on this work, a
> seller of the Neo FreeRunner has built the OpenPheonux (aka GTA04). This
> has much improved hardware and community involvement. They are on the
> brink of a doing a larger run, known as the Group Tour³, to get the
> prices down but need more people to sign up to it.
> The talk will include the journey from the OpenMoko's Neo FreeRunner
> (aka GTA02) to the OpenPheonux (aka GTA04), demo'ing of various
> distributions running on the OpenPheonux, the current state of the
> project, 3D printing, the future of free hardware and much more!
> The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
> in the pub afterwards.
> ¹ http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2008-10-28
> ² http://openmoko.org/
> ³ http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04%20Group%20Tour
> Speaker
> -------
> Michael Dorrington is a long time (since the last millennium) Free
> Software user and supporter. Michael bought the Neo FreeRunner when it
> came out and now has supported the OpenPheonux project by buying one.
> FSF member #9429 <http://www.fsf.org/register_form?referrer=9429>
> Location
> --------
> The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
> Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
> Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
> talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
> Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).
> Transport
> ---------
> Parking: 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
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
> A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
> <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
> Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.
> 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
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.48427&lon=-2.23652&zoom=15&layers=M>.
> Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
> Station are not too far either.
> Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-03-20>.
> More Information
> ----------------
> General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
> on our website.
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2012-03-20
> If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
> contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team at nongnu.org>.
> -- 
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