August 14th, 2019 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tasks
- 5 Tabled Projects
- 6 Upcoming Events
- 7 Participants
- 8 Summary
- 9 Minutes
Formation of the National party
Goals for Q3:
- Organize meetups
- Organize Fundraiser(s)
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
- Next pirate news recording?
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Next meeting will be ?. Topics are:
- find discussion/voting system;
- update CCTV cameras to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;
- write an app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds);
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak).
Statement on Alabama/Ohio/Georgia Abortion ban bills/laws
Fight bills to make the Film Credit Permanent
H.2419 would make the film tax credit permanent. It is supposed to expire in 2023. The bill has 100+ signatures this time around. jokeefe will submit testimony.
National Platform reform/remake
These have been on our agenda for a long time. How do we make them a reality?
Boston Sex Worker Petition
Non-pirate guest speakers for Pirate News
CCTV camera map
Video Newsletter guest speakers
Worcester farm group is interested in having some FOSS tutorials. Perhaps:
- how to do basic labels in GIMP,
- work through a few sample spreadsheets related to seed cost and
- similarly applicable real-world situations, depending on the needs of the group
Basically how to do graph design & product management with open source tools. Malt will put together a one paragraph description of what we need and we can mail it out to ask pirates to help.
- 8/20, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 8/24, Lowell Pirate Picnic, Lowell
- 8/27, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 8/28, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts
- ?, ?, Holyoke Pirate Meetup, Board Room, Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke
- 9/3, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, Cambridge
- 9/10, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
- ?, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Arlington
- hakeon (Brad Jackson, Great Barrington)
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- Pirate_Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
- Malt (Sam capradae, Worcester)
National party organized as a co-op. One share per state, and one dollar per share. First draft of national bylaws is complete. jokeefe will send copy of bylaws to activists list for local review.
No word (yet) on when the Holyoke meeting will be rescheduled.
Lowell pirate party party still on for August 24th.
Discussion on potential venues for the next piratecon. I believe we were leaning towards E5.
Next video recording: Sunday 10am. Pirate_Joe will man the control room.
Upgraded mediawiki to current version at last tech meeting. Next tech meeting Oct 5th, 11a - 1p. Potentially at E5.
21:01 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/August_14th,_2019_IRC_Meeting 21:01 <@jokeefe> ids 21:01 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:01 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:01 < Pirate_Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:02 < hakeon> Brad Jackson, Great Barrington 21:03 <@jokeefe> Been a busy week. Sent the reminder far too late 21:03 <@jokeefe> Anything to add to the agenda? 21:03 < srevilak> jokeefe: no worries, stuff happens 21:03 < Pirate_Joe> ^ 21:05 <@jokeefe> Saving reviewing the text meeting to later 21:05 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements 21:05 <@jokeefe> National party organized as a coop, 1 share per state 21:05 <@jokeefe> $1 / share 21:05 <@jokeefe> I will call OCPF to confirm we can buy a share. 21:05 <@jokeefe> ahoy Malt 21:06 < Pirate_Joe> I ment to get to it, I will be able to call them at 9 am tomorrow if you like 21:06 <@jokeefe> If you can, that would be great. thanks. 21:06 <@jokeefe> Anything up on national party? 21:06 < Pirate_Joe> I have that on my docket already, plus that is my role as QM 21:06 < Pirate_Joe> Aye 21:06 < Malt> Sam capradae, Worcester 21:06 < Pirate_Joe> I just finished the draft on our new by-laws 21:07 < Pirate_Joe> Submitted to the SAB list 21:07 < Pirate_Joe> We will plan to discuss at the next national meeting, however I borrowed heavily from our own structure and divided the positions on the odd. 21:08 < Pirate_Joe> Basically, making a statement vote almost impossible 21:08 <@jokeefe> ok. I will forward to activists list for local review 21:08 < Pirate_Joe> That would be appreciated. Any feedback would help 21:09 < Pirate_Joe> Also, we plan to redo the vote at the nation level for the committee after the by-laws get ratified 21:09 <@jokeefe> of course 21:10 < Pirate_Joe> So I may still be First mate, unless you have someone better for it. 21:10 <@jokeefe> anything else? 21:10 < Pirate_Joe> That is all I have currently 21:10 < Malt> I failed to write the statement before leaving town 21:12 <@jokeefe> Hope your trip went well. When will you be able to write it? 21:14 < Malt> Can try to get something basic out tonight 21:14 <@jokeefe> Thank you! 21:14 <@jokeefe> Projects 21:14 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings 21:15 <@jokeefe> Sorry no word on the rescheduled Holyoke meeting. Guessing November at this rate. 21:15 < Pirate_Joe> We do have the party for pirates. <3 21:16 < Pirate_Joe> August 24th 21:16 <@jokeefe> The blog post should be up and I will send email reminders. 21:17 <@jokeefe> I put in requests for space for our party conference. Haven’t gotten back answers on what is available. 21:17 <@jokeefe> Whole day for E5 is $200. 21:18 <@jokeefe> $375 for community church. $300 fee, $50 janitor, $25 av equipment 21:18 < Malt> Not terrible... 21:18 <@jokeefe> community church is wheelchair accessible. E5 is not 21:18 < Pirate_Joe> Unfortunatly the August 24 will be taking a bit of the funds that I was planning to donate this year, I will not be allowed to contribute as much as I did last year 21:19 < Pirate_Joe> *unfortunately 21:19 <@jokeefe> thanks for all of your help 21:19 <@jokeefe> makeshift boston is $400 for 8 hours 21:20 < Pirate_Joe> Are we still doing the PirateCon? 21:20 <@jokeefe> That is the plan 21:21 <@jokeefe> If you haven’t filled out the conference questionaire, please do. it is at https://masspirates.org/crew/forms/2019-pirate-party-conference-questionnaire 21:22 <@jokeefe> any recommendations for providing childcare? 21:22 <@jokeefe> 2/3rds supported having it 21:22 < Malt> Could we find a volunteer to watch them? 21:22 < Pirate_Joe> care.com 21:22 < srevilak> in past years, we've also paid a sitter 21:24 <@jokeefe> true 21:24 < srevilak> Of the different venues, I'd be inclined to go for E5. Realize it's not HCA, but the cost is very reasonable 21:25 < Pirate_Joe> Abstain for me, I'm happy to go anywhere. 21:25 < Pirate_Joe> if I can 21:25 <@jokeefe> Good point. Also a variety of food choices. 21:25 <@jokeefe> And right next to the MBTA 21:25 < Malt> E5 sounds great 21:26 <@jokeefe> Darker than CCC, though 21:26 < Malt> We are pirates... 21:26 <@jokeefe> not sure if they have an audio mixing board 21:26 < Malt> Hm 21:26 < srevilak> jokeefe: they have projector and sound system 21:26 <@jokeefe> true, Malt. True 21:26 <@jokeefe> also true 21:27 <@jokeefe> how is the internet? 21:28 < srevilak> they have wifi. Haven't used in a while, but it's been reliable in the past 21:29 <@jokeefe> I have seen fairly large groups there. 21:29 <@jokeefe> will follow up on space availability and email the list 21:29 < srevilak> thanks! 21:29 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter 21:30 < Pirate_Joe> Sunday 10am? 21:30 < Malt> Might be around 21:30 <@jokeefe> Usually Saturdays, but could do Sundays. 21:31 <@jokeefe> 10am-6pm 21:31 < srevilak> I can do sunday 10am 21:31 < srevilak> Would prefer to be done before 6p, though 21:31 < Pirate_Joe> We have quite a bit to cover 21:31 <@jokeefe> agreed on ending by 6pm 21:32 < Malt> Lol 21:32 < Pirate_Joe> lol 21:32 <@jokeefe> Posted srevilak’s audio on artington zoning as a youtube video 21:32 < Pirate_Joe> Nice 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> Still at 86 subs for the channel 21:33 <@jokeefe> Anyone around to record a pirate news this weekend? 21:33 <@jokeefe> thanks for that update Pirate_Joe 21:35 <@jokeefe> I know my weekend is pretty busy with family, but a night during the week might also be possible 21:35 < Pirate_Joe> I thought we were agreeing to do the video at 10am, am I mistaken? 21:35 <@jokeefe> thanks for the reminder 21:35 < Malt> Was my impression 21:36 <@jokeefe> Would one of you be able to run it in my absence? Have to pick up my child then. 21:37 < Pirate_Joe> I can 21:38 <@jokeefe> thank you! 21:38 <@jokeefe> I can send you the credentials 21:38 <@jokeefe> unless you have them 21:39 < Pirate_Joe> Malt and srevilak, please email me at email@example.com so I will remember to send out invites 21:39 < Pirate_Joe> I already have them. 21:39 < Malt> I am far from wifi sadly 21:40 <@jokeefe> great 21:40 <@jokeefe> that sounds like a good thing, Malt 21:40 <@jokeefe> :-) 21:40 < Malt> It's divine 21:40 < Malt> Divine 21:40 <@jokeefe> lol, happy you are happy 21:41 <@jokeefe> Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting 21:41 <@jokeefe> srevilak updated the wiki software without a hitch 21:41 <@jokeefe> I worked on the video I mentioned 21:42 <@jokeefe> Next meeting is October 5th 21:42 <@jokeefe> 11am-1pm 21:42 * srevilak was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly wiki upgrade went 21:43 <@jokeefe> srevilak, what do you think about having it at E5 if it is available? 21:43 < srevilak> jokeefe: totally fine with E5 21:43 <@jokeefe> great. will ask them that as well. 21:44 <@jokeefe> Thought on the Trump executive order giving the FCC the power to regulate speech on social media? 21:44 <@jokeefe> Thoughts that is .. 21:45 * srevilak remembers when the FCC had equal time rules for broadcast stations 21:45 < srevilak> And that is your blast from the past 21:46 < Pirate_Joe> 4.3 Any suggestions on the SAB mailing sent out? 21:46 < srevilak> Have not read the order, but court case(s) are likely to be interesting 21:47 <@jokeefe> hadn’t heard that it was out yet. only that it was leaked 21:48 < Malt> Lol 21:49 <@jokeefe> Pirate_Joe: I did not receive your sab email afterall. confused that with the link to the video chat for the by-law discussion 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> ok, perhaps you can help me sent it out then 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> These are the changes I am purposing in conjunction with our Chair, Megan. The positions are as follows: 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> Captain 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> First Mate 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> Quartermaster 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> Lookout 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> Swab 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> Swarmwise Director 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> Webmaster 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> These positions shall be defined as follows: 21:49 <@jokeefe> email to me directly? 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> The Captain or Chairperson, who shall manage all administration and operations of the PNC, act as the chairperson and spokesperson of the Party, and facilitate PNC meetings. 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> The First Officer or Vice-Chair, who shall assist the Captain in managing the administration and operations of the PNC, and conduct business on behalf of the Captain or the Quartermaster in the event that the Captain is absent or incapacitated. 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> The Quartermaster, Treasurer, is responsible for all accounts of funds and reporting those funds to the general public. They will also be the main party involved in keeping records of the income of such funds. 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> Lookout, State Moderator, COC & Funds enforcer. The main role of this council member is to ensure that disputes between states have an impartial party that can help produce a resolution. The second role of this position is to work with the captains of each state with understanding and enforcing the pirate COC. Lastly, any distribution of funds f 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> rom the national level to a state level would then fall to the Lookout to ensure that the funds were used appropriately. 21:50 < Pirate_Joe> or post it right here 21:50 < Pirate_Joe> lol, I can still send it to you 21:50 < Malt> Looks all good on my end 21:50 < Malt> Replicate what works 21:50 < Pirate_Joe> Aye Malt, that's what I was thinking 21:51 <@jokeefe> I thought the national party wanted more official titles. less piratey 21:51 <@jokeefe> anyhow. that is all I have at this time. 21:51 < Pirate_Joe> That's why I wanted it to go the the SAB list. The positions are solid though 21:52 < Malt> Titles can be worked out 21:52 < srevilak> What Pirate_Joe pasted looks fine to me 21:52 < Pirate_Joe> Even if the names changes, those roles need to be added to the nation committee 21:53 < Pirate_Joe> We also need someone a bit more regular for the "swab" role 21:53 < Malt2> Owp 21:54 < Pirate_Joe> That's all I have as well 21:54 < Malt2> Welp bedtime for me fellas, I'll get that email posted shortly 21:54 < Malt2> Night all 21:54 < Pirate_Joe> Motion to adjourn? 21:54 <@jokeefe> there isn’t a secretary 21:54 <@jokeefe> my 2 cents 21:54 <@jokeefe> 2nd 21:54 <@jokeefe> all in favor of adjourning? 21:55 < Pirate_Joe> Aye 21:55 <@jokeefe> aye 21:55 < srevilak> aye to adjourn 21:55 < srevilak> will post transcript