On Friday, September 26, the system hackers team discovered a misconfiguration in the wiki setup. The error, if discovered, would have enabled an unauthorised party to read protected pages and user configurations.

It was possible to read the encrypted password hashes of guest users. Registered Fellows, who log in using their Fellowship password were not affected by this. To all others we recommend changing their wiki password as a precaution.

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Manchester Fellowship Group

About the group

The Manchester Fellowship Group is no longer having meetings. They may resume in future; email the mailing list for details

We are an active group Free Software advocates working to promote Free Software at a local and national level. Working as members of the Free Software Foundation Europe, we draw attention to the social and political aspects of Free Software, share news and ideas, and plan future events and campaigns.

We meet on the last Thursday of each month at 19.00 at MadLab hackerspace in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Coordinator: Anna Morris

Ex-Coordinator: Sam Tuke

Mailing list: manchester@lists.fsfe.org

All group meetings are listed on both uk.fsfe.org and fsfe.org. iCal and RSS feeds are available from those pages.

Information about other nearby community groups can be found on the community groups, and on the North West Digital Communities website.

Projects

Resources

  • Convince your friends project documenting arguments and ideas for explaining to your friends why you choose to use Free Software (discussed at June Fellowship meeting).

Past events

Fellowship meeting: JACK Free Software pro-audio system

Date: 2012-03-29

Video and slideshow available. Slides are licensed as Creative Commons BY-NC-SA, Copyright Bob Ham.

Bob Ham, GNU/Linux audio developer and coordinator of Liverpool Linux User Group, introduced and explained the JACK Audio Connection Kit – a professional Free Software sound server for audio recording, mixing, editing, and more.

Details

Mailpod: Secure private Free Software community mail hosting service

Date: 2012-03-22

First dedicated project meeting at Arcspace Community Centre, Manchester.

Details

Stamp out the ads: Free-Software PDF reader sprint

Date: 2011-08-13

Publicly funded institutions often advertise one specific PDF-reader on their websites: this is not acceptable. Armed with cake and pizza, we will find and contact public institutions advertising non-free brands of PDF readers and ask them to replace the advert with a company neutral, free and open standards alternative.

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