December 16th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
National Party Bylaw amendment
jokeefe, acting as Rep. in place of the existing reps, objected to:
Article III, section 3, 7 Each delegation shall be treated equally in all matters with an exception in the matter of nominations for President and Vice-President of the United States, wherein each delegation shall have a vote in a national convention weighted by its population in millions rounded up to the next whole million. In the case of the delegation representing a constituency that has a primary election wherein the pirate party has state ballot status, the delegation shall allot its votes to candidates in proportion to the results of the state’s primary.
The reasons are:
- By basing state delegations on state population rather than party members in a state, we are using an unrepresentative metric for allocating delegates;
- We are not close enough to running candidates for President and Vice-President, so there is no pressing reason to enshrine this allocation formula. Rather we should wait until we have a larger number of active states.
The state party should weigh in on this issue and make a final decision as to how Massachusetts should vote on this issue.
The reasons for this change are that this is how other parties have allocated their delegations and state population is valid metric by which to allocate delegations.
Goals for Q1 2021:
- Organize meetups
- Revise platform
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed
- Topic is interview with founder of turq.io, Tim Wallis, and likely tech lead
- What to ask?
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Next meeting is Jan 9, 11am-1pm on-line
- Come up with a how to instructions
- Paper - done
- iPhone - done
- Come up with how to videos
In-person events, including outdoor events, on hold until COVID-19 numbers go down.
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?
- Free the Moderna Vaccine
- Planning new event
- EARN IT Act
- 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
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Other To Do
- Application to PPI
- Post statement on Archive.org Suit
- Post statement on our opposition to S.4051 - Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act.
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
- Sat., 1/9/2021, 11am-1pm, 'Democracy Meeting, on-line
- jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
- MAlt: sam capradae, worcester
- TimW: Should I answer the request for id? Tim Wallis, Boston
Moved national bylaw discussion to activists list.
Recording Sunday. Go live at 7:30pm.
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) meeting went well. Fixed the spam problem in the db. Web site has a new theme and looks better on mobile.
jokeefe will get Malt a list of candidates. Malt, jokeefe and others will contact.
jokeefe will setup platform meetings.
[9:04pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/December_16th,_2020_IRC_Meeting [9:04pm] jokeefe: please id [9:04pm] jokeefe: Anything to add? [9:04pm] MAlt: none [9:04pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville [9:04pm] MAlt: sam capradae, worcester [9:05pm] TimW: Should I answer the request for id? Tim Wallis, Boston [9:06pm] jokeefe: yes, please. thanks [9:07pm] jokeefe: Decisions/Endorsements [9:07pm] jokeefe: National Party Bylaw amendment [9:08pm] MAlt: i agree with your objections [9:08pm] MAlt: theres no sense counting non-pirates [9:09pm] jokeefe: you ok with us emailing the activist list for further comment and thoughts? [9:10pm] TimW left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 250 seconds) [9:10pm] TimW joined the chat room. [9:11pm] MAlt: sure [9:11pm] MAlt: a good ploy to get them involved in the nationals [9:12pm] jokeefe: thanks. getting other perspectives on it would help. some at the national meeting would like a decision. [9:13pm] jokeefe: I will send it out tonight [9:14pm] jokeefe: Projects [9:14pm] TimW left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 250 seconds) [9:14pm] TimW joined the chat room. [9:15pm] jokeefe: Video Newsletter/Podcast [9:15pm] MAlt: i might be busy a 7 this sunday [9:15pm] MAlt: reunion for my old poetry team [9:16pm] jokeefe: sounds great. hope it goes well. [9:16pm] jokeefe: We are scheduled to go live at 7:30pm. Setup the YT live stream. [9:18pm] TimW left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 250 seconds) [9:18pm] TimW joined the chat room. [9:20pm] jokeefe: Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) meeting went well. Fixed the spam problem in the db. Web site has a new theme and looks better on mobile [9:20pm] MAlt left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 250 seconds) [9:20pm] MAlt joined the chat room. [9:20pm] jokeefe: Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) meeting went well. Fixed the spam problem in the db. Web site has a new theme and looks better on mobile [9:21pm] jokeefe: Scheduled next meeting for Jan 9th. [9:21pm] MAlt: i noticed the new site, looks swanky [9:21pm] MAlt: lot more usable on mobile too [9:21pm] MAlt: i was real bummed when i noticed the new signups had all been spam [9:21pm] jokeefe: yeah [9:22pm] jokeefe: particularly pissed that some of the emails were for people who didn’t sign up. [9:23pm] TimW left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 250 seconds) [9:23pm] TimW joined the chat room. [9:23pm] TimW left the chat room. (Client Quit) [9:23pm] MAlt: it happens [9:23pm] jokeefe: yeah [9:23pm] MAlt: internet is full robots, dicks, and robot dicks [9:24pm] jokeefe: ain’t that the truth [9:24pm] MAlt: folks give me crap for my robophobia, but i;ll be the last one laughing in my EMP bunker once amazon unleashes their murder drones [9:24pm] MAlt: i can't tell if that's a joke or not. [9:25pm] jokeefe: better start digging [9:25pm] MAlt: its cold and im lazy, ill just hire a robot to do it [9:25pm] MAlt: anyhow. [9:25pm] jokeefe: lol [9:25pm] MAlt: sunday is another turq interview? [9:26pm] MAlt: or is that copied from last week [9:26pm] jokeefe: no interview planned, but we should have them back [9:26pm] jokeefe: hmmm.... [9:26pm] jokeefe: I’ll fix that [9:27pm] jokeefe: I think that is just the last recording [9:28pm] jokeefe: This should be the new one: https://youtu.be/ujrHJQehPSw [9:28pm] MAlt: ok [9:28pm] MAlt: for new issues to focus on, i think candidate scouting should be a high priority [9:30pm] jokeefe: We have a list of candidates. Checking in on them would be the next step. [9:31pm] jokeefe: Got time to call people before New Years? [9:31pm] MAlt: root out the Q believers [9:31pm] MAlt: i can try yeah [9:31pm] jokeefe: Expect it isn’t large [9:32pm] jokeefe: I’ll send you a query that shows them. Thanks. We can divide them up. [9:33pm] jokeefe: I’ll send emails about the platform discussion and scheduling them. [9:33pm] MAlt: it is actually a fairly large body of writing [9:34pm] jokeefe: platform? [9:36pm] MAlt: yeah, all the different policies and such [9:36pm] jokeefe: yeah [9:37pm] jokeefe: we will get through it and make it presentable [9:38pm] MAlt: it takes me 2-3 readings to figure out that it's mostly reasonable but filtered through automatic translation [9:39pm] MAlt: my brain just slides effortlessly off it [9:40pm] jokeefe: well, if you want to rewrite sections from scratch, please feel free to do so [9:40pm] jokeefe: MassMesh is going well. Planning a deployment at a library. weekly tech meetings are regular [9:41pm] jokeefe: thanks for the section 230 statement. sorry I haven’t put it out, but I will get to it. [9:41pm] MAlt: no rush, i don't think we'll lose 230 with trump leaving office [9:42pm] MAlt: there's a lot of money protecting it [9:43pm] jokeefe: maybe. [9:43pm] jokeefe: that is all I have [9:44pm] MAlt: im also set [9:45pm] MAlt: motion to adjourn? [9:45pm] jokeefe: shall we adjourn then? [9:45pm] MAlt: 2nd [9:45pm] jokeefe: 2nd [9:45pm] jokeefe: all in favor? [9:45pm] MAlt: gage [9:45pm] MAlt: aye [9:45pm] jokeefe: aye [9:45pm] MAlt: aight, night bud [9:45pm] jokeefe: have a good night [9:45pm] MAlt: enjoy the snowwwww [9:45pm] jokeefe: I’ll post the notes