FSFE Potteries



Darren M (d72) and Steven Maddox (Lantizia)

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A group about Free Software in the Potteries (North Staffordshire, including Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Kidsgrove, and Staffordshire Moorlands).


As we're new, our meetings are starting at just 3 times a year in February, June and October (on Tuesday's in odd weeks) at 7pm in a room provided by Internet Central in Keele).

Keep checking this page to know exactly which meetings are definitely going ahead and their exact dates, or possibly been changed or cancelled. We hope to set up some kind of iCal or RSS feed for this soon.

Notice: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding future meetings via Jitsi Meet. Please make sure you're on the mailing list so you get the link to that!



  • Tuesday 6th October 2020 7pm - Meeting to discuss launching FSFE Potteries

About us

The FSFE Potteries local group began Tuesday 6th October 2020. Nothing much had particularly happened on that date other than a bunch of us getting together (via Jitsi Meet, due to the COVID-19 pandemic!) and deciding to start this FSFE local group, the general goals and ways it could work. Given we've still got a few more things to get sorted (including the mailing list), our first proper meeting will be in February 2021 and will have a proper topic (as yet to be decided) but will likely again be via Jitsi Meet (or a combination of both physical and virtual dependant on COVID-19).

Today it feels like more and more the entire point of keeping software free is being eroded. Whether that be...

We aim to bring back some much needed attention to why this movement began in the first place, at a regional level. To promote software that respects a user's right to use, study, distribute and modify it, and believe technology should be accessible to everyone. Feel free to come along to any of our meetings, we're friendly and enthusiastic, like to share news and ideas and can likely help if you're just trying to find out what free software would be suitable for you.

What we do

We are an active Free Software group that advocates for Free Software at a regional level. Working as a local group of the Free Software Foundation Europe and with the general assistance of FSFE Supporter Function Office (a nearby based non-profit that assists other non-profits and charities using Free Software), we draw attention to the social and political aspects of Free Software, share news and ideas, and plan future events and campaigns.


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