August 1st, 2017 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Other To Dos
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Scheduled for August 19th, near Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. Schedule:
- noon-1pm: food and training;
- 1pm-2:30pm: map cameras;
- 2:30pm-3:30pm: come back and debrief.
blog post Facebook event Email act-ma
- Post to other event listings
- call members
- make poster
- put up posters
- write how-tos
S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017
Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)
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
Need a write up so we can put the word out (Malt)
Planning for 2018 Elections
Other To Dos
- Review regular IRC meeting day. Poll sent to email list - Sent (jokeefe)
- email Loomio invite to supporters (jokeefe)
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds)
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak)
- finish setup of myBB (jokeefe)
- install mattermost as slack alternative (jokeefe)
Mayfirst is looking at setting up a Discourse instance we could use.
- 8/19, noon-3:30pm, Pirate Picnic/Surveillance Camera Mapping Outing, Boston Common, Boston
- Sept., South Boston public library cryptoparty
See: 2017 calendar
- jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
- Malt: Samuel Capradae, Worcester
Got started late and ended a bit early.
Pirate/Surveillance Camera Mapping Picnic on the 19th is moving forward. Planning pad: https://piratenpad.de/p/2017MAPPPicnic Please update with how you can help.
Malt will look at the 30th for a similar event in Worcester.
Worcester Pride Parade in the 9th. $20 fee to march. Malt will see what interest there is among pirates in Worcester.
Talked about the FOSS training for local farmers. 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.
[9:23pm] jokeefe: agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/August_1st,_2017_IRC_Meeting [9:23pm] papegaai: Title: August 1st, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) [9:24pm] jokeefe: ids [9:26pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville [9:26pm] Malt: Samuel Capradae, Worcester [9:28pm] jokeefe: Holding off on the Freedom Rally discussion. We can continue it more on email where others can give their opinion [9:28pm] jokeefe: Projects [9:28pm] jokeefe: Pirate Picnic [9:28pm] jokeefe: Looks like we are moving forward on it [9:29pm] jokeefe: We should do calls this week and next [9:29pm] Malt: I've got time on Friday [9:29pm] jokeefe: thanks [9:30pm] jokeefe: Makes sense to start with organizers and volunteers [9:30pm] jokeefe: What would you think about doing a similar event in Worcester in September? [9:30pm] razz left the chat room. (Quit: razz) [9:30pm] Malt: There's definitely interest [9:31pm] Malt: Worcester's subculture is really oddly un-intersectional, despite there being all of 30 of us [9:31pm] Malt: I think getting one of the major makerspaces behind it is key, also college students. [9:32pm] jokeefe: We should pick a date [9:32pm] Malt: let me double check when worcester pride is, i'd hate to double book that [9:32pm] jokeefe: agree [9:33pm] Malt: We should avoid Sept 9th, which is the big day [9:33pm] jokeefe: Is there a fee for marching in it? [9:34pm] Malt: That's a great question, let me ask [9:35pm] Malt: I believe there's a $150 fee [9:35pm] Malt: http://worcesterpride.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Worcester-Pride-Participation-Guide.pdf [9:35pm] Malt: my mistake, that's for the full 4 day festival [9:35pm] Malt: to march in the parade is 20$ [9:37pm] jokeefe: Are you already marching in it, or should we look at perhaps having pirates march in it? [9:37pm] Malt: I wasn't currently planning on it but being a Beloved Member of the Community I doubt i'd be rejected [9:38pm] Malt: Having the pirates would be a great introduction [9:38pm] Malt: let the city know we exist, have a face-to-face with other interested potential members in the city [9:40pm] jokeefe: Would be a good excuse to call Worcester area people and see who would be willing to march. If we get enough interest, then worthwhile to try [9:41pm] jokeefe: Freedom Rally is the weekend after that [9:41pm] jokeefe: What about a camera mapping picnic on the 30th? [9:42pm] jokeefe: gives a break between whatever happens with Freedom Rally [9:43pm] Malt: I'll start sounding out who might be interested [9:44pm] jokeefe: sounds good [9:44pm] Malt: telling folks about my involvement has generally evoked a reaction of "are they still a thing?" and "do you really make them call you malt" [9:45pm] jokeefe: [9:47pm] jokeefe: did you ever get a chance to put together the write up of the FOSS Tutorials idea, so we can share it and see who is interested in helping? [9:50pm] Malt left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds) [9:51pm] Malt joined the chat room. [9:52pm] Malt: sorry, not yet, but I will. I was waiting for them to get back to me with more specific requests, but GIMP labels and an intro to OO/libreoffice's Sheets should be a good starter [9:52pm] jokeefe: ok [9:52pm] jokeefe: when you say labels, do you mean like mail merge or were you thinking of something else? [9:53pm] Malt: like, product labels [9:53pm] jokeefe: oh ok [9:53pm] Malt: Grampy Joe's Deadly Salsa & the like [9:54pm] jokeefe: so graph design & product management with open source tools? [9:55pm] Malt: as much of that as could fit into an hour and a half long meeting, yeah [9:55pm] Malt: a series of* [9:56pm] jokeefe: would appreciate it if you wrote up a one paragraph description and we will get it out [9:56pm] jokeefe: when you know more, we can do another write up [9:56pm] jokeefe: does that work? [9:57pm] Malt: Can do! [9:57pm] jokeefe: thanks! [9:58pm] jokeefe: That is all I have to report. you? [9:58pm] Malt: Yeah, I'm good [9:58pm] jokeefe: shall we call it a night? [9:58pm] Malt: And end early? Let's make history. [9:58pm] jokeefe: lol [9:58pm] Malt: Good work everyone! [9:58pm] jokeefe: have a wonderful evening [9:59pm] Malt: you too!