August 5th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Goals for Q3 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
- Push to vote on EARN IT Act without debate
- Will put up a petition to contact Senators asking them to help Wyden put a hold on it
- Can also attempt to flood them with calls, but everything goes to voice mail
- Especially need to find local Markey campaign events and ask him there, but all of his events are phonebanks
- PATRIOT Act renewal
- Legislature extended session
- Push to get Right to Repair bill to a vote.
- Some of facial recognition moratorium is in the police reform bill
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed
- Surveillance Mapping Event
- Boston (jokeefe) - Sept 12th
- Worcester (Malt) - Oct 17th
- Party Conference - Fall
- 2021 Boston Pride Festival
- table booked
- setup signup sheet
- 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?
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Sent out email asking for date suggestions.
Other To Do
- Application to PPI
- Conference survey
- Statement on Archive.org Suit
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.
- Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, on-line
- 8/?, 2pm-4pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line
- 9/12, Boston Surveillance Mapping Outing
- 10/17, Worcester Surveillance Mapping Outing
- Party Conference - Fall
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
MA legislature has extended their session beyond July 31st, to deal with bill reconciliation and COVID-related things.
Need to contact senators re: EARN IT act.
jokeefe and srevilak to test video recording on Saturday 5pm. Actual recording Sunday at 7pm.
There are a number of bills attempting to weaken or eliminate section 230
jokeefe working on survey for
regional events party conference.
pirate tech meeting: Aug 29th, 11am.
21:07 <@jokeefe> Let’s start 21:07 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/August_5th,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:07 <@jokeefe> ids 21:07 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:07 <@jokeefe> anything to add? 21:08 < srevilak> Nothing to add 21:08 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:09 <@jokeefe> Projects 21:09 <@jokeefe> Bills 21:09 <@jokeefe> There is a not have debate on the EARN IT Act https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200804/15095645040/senators-graham-blumenthal-cant-even-earn-earn-it-act-looking-to-sneak-vote-through-without-debate.shtml 21:10 <@jokeefe> Wyden has agreed to put a hold on it, but still needs help from Warren/Markey 21:11 <@jokeefe> I emailed Warren, but haven’t heard back. Will follow up with a call and will leave a message. 21:11 < srevilak> Folks sure do love messing with Section 230 21:11 < srevilak> I had agreed to contact Marky 21:11 < srevilak> (places sticky note on monitor) 21:11 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:12 <@jokeefe> I will setup a change.org petition. That will email them when anyone signs it. 21:13 < srevilak> Not terribly related, but is ms still contemplating purchase if TikTok? 21:13 <@jokeefe> Will send email to activists list to set a call in day. 21:14 < srevilak> I kind of wonder which country some of our tech companies would relocate to 21:14 < srevilak> If we got to the point of having a very diverse set of state regulations 21:15 <@jokeefe> yes 21:16 <@jokeefe> there aren’t too many options 21:16 < srevilak> Iceland? 21:16 <@jokeefe> heh 21:16 <@jokeefe> Europe isn’t favorable 21:17 <@jokeefe> nevermind China or Russia 21:17 < srevilak> I don't know, am probably less worried about china getting hold of my PII 21:17 < srevilak> vs NSA, the only government agency that listens 21:17 <@jokeefe> markey’s calendar doesn’t have any events and I didn’t see a calendar for Warren 21:17 <@jokeefe> lol 21:18 <@jokeefe> I have heard that said about China 21:18 <@jokeefe> “NSA: The only government agency that listens” is a good tag line 21:19 < srevilak> Saw that on a bumper sticker earlier today 21:21 <@jokeefe> At the state level, there was talk of extending the legislative session. 21:22 < srevilak> I have to find a better way to follow what malegislature is doing. 21:22 < srevilak> Am good at keeping up on local stuff; know how to follow federal when I need to 21:22 < srevilak> Our state process is still a bit of a mystery to me 21:23 < srevilak> Do we have something equivalent to the congressional record? 21:23 < srevilak> General court exempts themselves from open meeting laws, so I'm not expecting minutes 21:24 <@jokeefe> They don’t make it easy though you can sign up for some updates at malegislature.gov 21:24 <@jokeefe> Haven’t seen a followup to https://commonwealthmagazine.org/politics/senate-agrees-to-extend-legislative-session/ 21:26 < srevilak> Perhaps this: 21:26 < srevilak> https://commonwealthmagazine.org/state-government/long-list-of-unfinished-business-for-legislature/ 21:26 <@jokeefe> thank you 21:26 < srevilak> says that both branches of malegislature agreed to extend formal sessions 21:27 <@jokeefe> good 21:28 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter/Podcast 21:28 <@jokeefe> Would you have time to test recording Saturday? 21:28 < srevilak> Sure, maybe 5 or 6 pm? 21:29 <@jokeefe> Sounds good. 21:29 < srevilak> lets say 5pm them 21:29 <@jokeefe> Fine 21:30 <@jokeefe> I’ll setup OBS and see if I can get that working. If not, then we can try the streaming function in jitsi 21:30 < srevilak> ok 21:31 <@jokeefe> Topic ideas? 21:31 < srevilak> Still doing the actual recording Sunday 7pm, yes? 21:31 <@jokeefe> Yes 21:32 < srevilak> Will have to think about topics 21:32 <@jokeefe> Sat, 5pm would be for testing 21:32 < srevilak> check 21:32 <@jokeefe> besides EARN IT, could cover this https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200803/11310045028/josh-hawley-introduces-his-latest-attack-section-230.shtml 21:32 <@jokeefe> 230 21:32 <@jokeefe> section 230 could be the topic 21:33 <@jokeefe> also https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200801/19472045020/bill-barr-applauds-fosta-sponsors-clone-senates-encryption-breaking-lawful-access-bill.shtml 21:33 < srevilak> I see, algorithmic advertising or section 230. 21:33 < srevilak> Choose only one of the above 21:34 <@jokeefe> 230 21:36 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings/Events 21:36 <@jokeefe> Still working on the survey 21:39 <@jokeefe> Plan to have it ready by Friday 21:41 <@jokeefe> Computer donations - thanks for getting the equipment, srevilak 21:41 <@jokeefe> Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) 21:41 <@jokeefe> Are there any days that work better for you? 21:42 < srevilak> Could do Aug 15 or Aug 29th 21:43 <@jokeefe> 29th sounds good 21:43 <@jokeefe> what time? 21:43 < srevilak> 11am? 21:43 <@jokeefe> sure 21:44 <@jokeefe> I have no more updates 21:45 < srevilak> Nothing else here 21:45 < srevilak> motion to adjourn? 21:45 <@jokeefe> 2nd 21:45 < srevilak> will post transcript 21:45 <@jokeefe> thank you 21:45 < srevilak> have a great rest of the week 21:45 <@jokeefe> you too!