August 19th, 2020 IRC Meeting

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Goals for Q3 2020:

  • Organize meetups
  • Revise platform
  • Organize Fundraiser
  • Organize candidate trainings




  • Legislature extended session
  • Push to get Right to Repair bill to a vote.
  • Some of facial recognition moratorium is in the police reform bill

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed

Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)

Set for 8/29, 11am-1pm

Regional Meetings/Events

Leader: jokeefe

  • Surveillance Mapping Event
    • Come up with a how to video
    • Boston (jokeefe) - Sept 12th
    • Worcester (Malt) - Oct 17th
  • Party Conference - Fall
  • 2021 Boston Pride Festival
    • table booked
    • setup signup sheet
    • Announce
    • Need to purchase insurance
    • Need volunteer sign up form
    • Tie to an activity, mapping the CCTV cameras in Boston or along the Pride parade route?

Computer donations

Platform Discussion

Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion

Other To Do

Tabled Projects

National Party

FOSS Tutorials

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, on-line
  • 8/20, 11am-noon, Link to the live stream is EARN IT Act Call-a-thon, on-line
  • 8/29, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line
  • 9/12, Boston Surveillance Mapping Outing
  • 10/17, Worcester Surveillance Mapping Outing
  • Fall, Party Conference


  • srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
  • jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
  • Malt (Sam capradae, Worcester)
  • Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)


  • davidd
  • ChanServ
  • hvxgr
  • Deffy
  • mikey


Bills. EARN it act recording/streaming is tomorrow, 11am. Malt and jokeefe streaming. srevilak to check on stream.

Video Newsletter. Sunday 8pm

Tech meeting. Aug 29th at 11am. jokeefe will send reminders.

Surveillance Mapping event. Lists of OSM applications:

Conference questionairre:


21:03 <@jokeefe> Agenda:,_2020_IRC_Meeting
21:04 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington
21:04 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville
21:04 <@jokeefe> Anything to add to the agenda?
21:04 < srevilak> Nothing here
21:05 < Malt> Sam capradae, Worcester
21:05 < Malt> Not on my end
21:05 < Joe> Sorry for late.
21:05 <@jokeefe> just doing introductions, Joe
21:05 < Malt> Someone emailed about virtual camera spotting training
21:05 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
21:06 <@jokeefe> I responded with: that is a good idea
21:06 < Joe> My baby is sick ;(
21:07 < Joe> That is a good idea, I support it.
21:07 <@jokeefe> perhaps srevilak can help me with how to update in open
       street map
21:07 < srevilak> sure
21:07 < Joe> We could make our next video cast on it as well.
21:08 <@jokeefe> possibly, though I think we might need some editing
21:08 <@jokeefe> Projects
21:08 < Malt> Yeah, video cutaway for install help
21:09 <@jokeefe> Bills
21:09 <@jokeefe> EARN IT Act recording is tomorrow.
21:09 < srevilak> 11am?
21:10 <@jokeefe> yes
21:10 < Malt> Will!
21:10 <@jokeefe> would you be able to join us?
21:10 < Malt> Woooo!
21:10 < srevilak> No, but I can test stream for you
21:10 <@jokeefe> thanks!
21:10 < Joe> I will be unable to attend as well. Sorry.
21:11 < Malt> Well I'm looking forward to it
21:11 <@jokeefe> No worries. Malt and I will have a good time.
21:11 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter/Podcast
21:11 < Malt> :)
21:11 <@jokeefe> Sunday 7pm still a good recording time?
21:11 < srevilak> yes
21:11 < Malt> Think so
21:12 < Joe> May we push it back an hour? I will be coming back from
       the boating trip I mentioned during our last cast.
21:12 < srevilak> 8pm?  I can do that
21:12 < Malt> Prolly good on me too
21:13 <@jokeefe> 8pm is fine with me
21:13 < Malt> Ok
21:14 < Joe> 8 it is then.
21:14 <@jokeefe> great
21:14 <@jokeefe> Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) - been promoting. have
       some new sign ups
21:14 < Joe> I also have new software that I would like to test out for
       our meetings as well.
21:14 < Malt> Cool!
21:14 <@jokeefe> Will send a reminder to the email list.
21:15 < srevilak> Aug 29th, correct?
21:15 <@jokeefe> yes
21:15 < Joe> Though I'm having some tech difficulties, if I could grab
       you after the meeting Jokeefe please.
21:15 <@jokeefe> sure
21:16 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings/Events
21:16 <@jokeefe> Surveillance Mapping event registration forms are up
21:17 < Malt> Woohoo!
21:18 <@jokeefe> Looks like there are more iOS apps than I thought:
21:19 <@jokeefe> And Android:
21:20 <@jokeefe> I can check the iOS apps and see if there is one as
       good as Pushpin OSM - which is no longer supported
21:20 <@jokeefe> apps, if they work, are easier than paper
21:21 < Malt> Truth
21:21 < Malt> Could we use geotagged photos?
21:21 < Malt> Like, can we access that data on a
21:21 <@jokeefe> Maybe. Haven’t tried that.
21:22 <@jokeefe> BINJ suggested that -
21:22 <@jokeefe> I found apps easier, personally
21:22 < Malt> It'd make it the most accessible
21:23 <@jokeefe> 5 years since they started that.
21:24 < Malt> I trust your expertise
21:24 <@jokeefe> thanks
21:24 <@jokeefe> Party Conference survey is up
21:25 <@jokeefe> if you haven’t filled it out, please do
21:25 <@jokeefe>
21:26 < Malt> Gotcha
21:27 <@jokeefe> thanks
21:27 <@jokeefe> Computer donations
21:28 <@jokeefe> Got an offer of old wifi networking hardware
21:28 < Joe> Could we convert it to a mesh net?
21:29 <@jokeefe> possibly. will check with the donor
21:29 < Malt> That's be cool
21:30 < Joe> Maybe then use it to set up a permanent mesh in the city
       of Boston.  I would be happy to reach out to some members on the board
       if that's the case.
21:31 < Joe> *City Council.  If they don't bite perhaps Lowell or
       Somerville will.
21:31 < Malt> Or a school demo.
21:31 <@jokeefe> It is from massmesh folks so odds are possibly
21:32 < Joe> Actually....
21:33 <@jokeefe> yes?
21:33 < Malt> ?
21:33 < Joe> With so many kids out of school, I may be able to reach
       someone on a local school committee to get this set up. Kids that don't
       have internet but are sent home a device to do school work would have
       to put themselves at greater risk.
21:34 < Joe> We could connect the dots for Massmesh and school committees
       across MA.
21:34 < Malt> Huh
21:34 <@jokeefe> will find out more
21:34 < Joe> So a lot of schools are doing a hybrid program and sending
       tablets, etc home.
21:34 < Malt> Setup social distanced supervised education hubs in old
21:34 < Joe> What if that student does not have internet?
21:35 < Joe> Or Massmesh?
21:35 < Malt> A roller rink is trying that
21:35 <@jokeefe> oh cool
21:36 <@jokeefe> that is all I have
21:37 < Malt> Same
21:37 < Joe> Please let me know what Massmesh says.
21:38 <@jokeefe> will do
21:38 < Joe> Motion to adjourn?
21:38 <@jokeefe> 2nd
21:38 < srevilak> au
21:38 < srevilak> aye
21:38 < srevilak> will post minutes
21:38 <@jokeefe> aye
21:38 < Joe> aye
21:38 <@jokeefe> thanks srevilak
21:39 <@jokeefe> have a great night
21:40 < Malt> Niiiight