December 18th, 2014 IRC Meeting
- Cryptoparty dates
- SCATV Pirate Show on net neutrality, 12/15, 6-6:30pm (Noe)
- Endorse Tor Project's Statement of Solidarity Against Online Harrassment
- Work with Pass Mass Amendment this fall
- Jan. 16-19, Arisia at Westin Waterfront, Crypto-panel and Pirate Party room http://www.arisia.org/
- Feb. 4, Cryptoparty @ Boston Desktop Linux Users Group
- Feb. 14, WMass Cryptoparty (lisbon), Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA (http://mghpcc.com/), Snow date is Feb 21st, dates tentative. duration 4 hours. Need to supply our own projector.
- May 6, 2015, International Day against DRM.
Every Thu., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- lisbon (Christopher Maria - Ludlow)
- jokeefe (James O'Keefe, Somerville)
Discuss WMass cryptoparty. We'll shoot for 11a-3pm on Sat 2/14/2015. Outreach strategies: we have usual social media, website, email list. Also have Ludlow Register and Springfield Republican (newspapers). Also Craig's list, colleges, and activists group based in western mass.
Jan Cryptoparty at Somerville Public Library. Will request Jan 10th as a date, perhaps 11:00 start time.
We vote to endorse the Tor Project's Statement of Solidarity against online harrassment.
21:06 < srevilak> hi lisbon 21:06 < lisbon> ahoy 21:07 < srevilak> so far, just you and I. Captain james says he'll be arriving late this evening 21:07 < lisbon> ok 21:08 < srevilak> how's are things in general? 21:08 < lisbon> Im pretty good myself, and you? 21:11 < srevilak> ok. Spent the evening flyering in harvard sq, with some folks from the FSF 21:11 < lisbon> sounds interesting 21:12 < srevilak> https://www.fsf.org/givingguide/2014/ 21:13 < lisbon> I need a 3d printer, but the good ones are expensive 21:14 < srevilak> They're very cool to watch. I've seen some very nice artwork come out of them 21:15 < lisbon> My art instructor was obsessing over them today, she has no idea how they work but she wants one 21:16 < lisbon> I was at a local town meeting discussing the public schools food policy, the nurses argument was essentially that if we let kids bring in food they will die of anaphylactic shock 21:16 < srevilak> wow, that's ... different 21:16 < srevilak> (From someone who grew up bringing lunch to school in brown bags) 21:17 < lisbon> My town has a very strict health policy, no brown bags for us. 21:17 < srevilak> What was the motivation/justification for the current policy 21:19 < lisbon> Basically, the health secretary at the school department is close friends with someone at the CDC who wanted to try out a new model health policy 21:19 < lisbon> and thus we became CDC guinea pigs 21:20 < lisbon> there is a motion to end it hopefully next year 21:20 < srevilak> What was the town meeting's position on the food policy? 21:20 < srevilak> ah, ok 21:21 < srevilak> so what kind of stuff are you itching to 3D print? 21:21 < lisbon> there were a hand ful of teachers and parents arguing to go back to the old system while the nurses maintained their stance 21:22 < lisbon> I want a headphone stand/holder, various replacement parts that seemingly been removed from the face of the earth, and a frame for a little robot I want want build 21:23 < lisbon> mostly parts 21:23 < srevilak> nice 21:24 < lisbon> so, whats our position on the cuba issue 21:25 < srevilak> Haven't discussed it as a group. I'm in favor of opening relations 21:25 < lisbon> I am as well, I see no reason to continue using methods that havent worked to combat a long dead issue 21:26 < srevilak> Most of current policies came from 1960s. It's not the 1960's anymore 21:26 < lisbon> that sentence can be applied to so many areas 21:28 < lisbon> My mother has been to Cuba on vacation when she was younger (she is a Portugese citizen) and she said it was a great place 21:28 < lisbon> she had to fly out of Costa Rica though 21:30 < lisbon> What exactly are we doing for the day against DRM, or is that too far off to plan for? 21:31 < srevilak> Day for DRM is still a ways off 21:31 < srevilak> Piratecon 2015 is likely coming up sooner 21:33 < lisbon> ok 21:33 < srevilak> Day for DRM could be a simple standout, but I'd like to do something more entertaining 21:33 < srevilak> Some the MPAA shenanigans that came out with Sony data exfiltration have been interesting 21:34 < jokeefe> ahoy! 21:34 < srevilak> Apparently sharing music is evil, but buying state AGs isn't 21:34 < jokeefe> sorry for being late 21:34 < srevilak> jokeefe: np 21:34 < lisbon> hello 21:34 < srevilak> lisbon and I have been chatting about cuba and drm 21:34 < srevilak> (different topics) 21:34 < jokeefe> yes because money talks 21:35 < jokeefe> ah 21:36 < srevilak> https://masspirates.org/wiki/December_18th,_2014_IRC_Meeting 21:36 < jokeefe> any of the agenda covered? 21:36 < lisbon> It appears that I am still getting DMCA notices even if I use a VPN, which is scary 21:36 < lisbon> I was actually hoping that I could get authorization to book the Cryptoparty dates 21:37 < jokeefe> yes, wanted to decide that. sorry for the delay 21:37 < jokeefe> srevilak, 2/14 ok for a WMass cryptoparty? I think it is valentines day. 21:38 < srevilak> I'm okay with 2/14 21:38 < lisbon> I had realized that 2 says ago and I was also wondering if that would be a problem 21:38 < lisbon> I dont observe Valentine's day nor does anyone I know 21:39 < srevilak> I always had the impression that most valentines day engagements happened in evening 21:39 < jokeefe> might suggest we start earlier and not go to late. 10am-2pm or 11am-3pm? gives EMass folks time to get back 21:39 < srevilak> I like 11-3 21:40 < jokeefe> works for me, you ok with it lisbon? 21:40 < lisbon> that will be fine 21:40 < jokeefe> great. to confirm, is there any cost for the space? 21:40 < lisbon> no, it is a public space 21:40 < jokeefe> great 21:41 < lisbon> So what are the topics we will be addressing at the party? 21:41 < jokeefe> ooops forgot my id - James O'Keefe, Somerville 21:41 < lisbon> Christopher Maria - Ludlow 21:41 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:42 < jokeefe> Good question. besides PGP/Tor 21:42 < jokeefe> might also be good to cover behavior. Hear rene has a good talk on that topic 21:42 < srevilak> Packet sniffing demonstrations are fun 21:43 < lisbon> I would love to see a packet sniffing demo 21:43 < srevilak> jokeefe: is david house still around? 21:43 < jokeefe> seems to be. 21:43 < jokeefe> will ask him. 21:43 < srevilak> IIRC, his talk @ our very first cryptoparty was pretty good 21:44 < lisbon> who is David House 21:44 < srevilak> If we're in wmass, should invite Andrew Lewman 21:44 < jokeefe> packet sniffing demo would look great if you could read the data and play back the unencrypted coversation/stream. 21:44 < jokeefe> worth a shot srevilak 21:44 < srevilak> lisbon: David House - central figure in Bradley Manning support network 21:44 < srevilak> jokeefe: could do that. 21:44 < lisbon> ah, thanks 21:45 < lisbon> I will be AFK for a few minutes... 21:45 < jokeefe> David House helped found the then Bradley Manning support network 21:45 < jokeefe> ok, lisbon 21:46 < jokeefe> srevilak, up for a Jan. cryptoparty as well as the Arisia one? 21:47 < srevilak> jokeefe: I'm up for jan. But might like to go through moderation before signing on to Arisia 21:47 < jokeefe> could do a short weekday evening one 21:47 < srevilak> s/moderation/mediation/ 21:47 < jokeefe> understand 21:48 < srevilak> Have a friend who gives a nice mobile security talk. But might be difficult to bring him in (again, mediation issues) 21:48 < srevilak> jokeefe: did you have a specific venue in mind for Jan? 21:49 < jokeefe> Somerville Public Library is public and there are interested folks there. 21:49 < srevilak> SPL would be great 21:49 < lisbon> I'm back 21:49 < jokeefe> hey lisbon 21:49 < srevilak> Also have a Feb 4th Cryptoparty lined up 21:50 < srevilak> Will Rico's Linux Desktop Users Group @ Akamai 21:50 < lisbon> What is the best method of getting the word out for cryptoparties? 21:50 < jokeefe> yes, srevilak 21:50 < srevilak> lisbon: we usually rely on website, social media, email list 21:51 < jokeefe> was concerned about the proximity 21:51 < srevilak> lisbon: are there town newspapers in the area? 21:51 < srevilak> If the local paper runs a `calendar' section, that can be a good place 21:51 < jokeefe> lisbon, know of some social justice groups in the area to invite. 21:52 < lisbon> Yes, Ludlow register, The Republican (Springfield) but they charge fees I believe 21:52 < jokeefe> would be good to poster campuses in the area 21:52 < jokeefe> don't forget craigs list 21:53 < lisbon> It would be good to get the message out to the students in the 5-college area 21:53 < jokeefe> srevilak, suggest either 10th or 31st for the SPL Jan. cryptoparty 21:54 < srevilak> jokeefe: either of those dates are okay with. If forced to choose, would prefer 10th 21:54 < jokeefe> agreed, we should lock down the WMass schedule as soon as we can. 21:54 < jokeefe> ok, 10th it is. I will tell them. got a time preference? 21:55 < jokeefe> 11am start? 21:55 < jokeefe> sorry, brb 21:55 < srevilak> 11am is good. Are they looking for a shorter (60-120) minute workshop, or a longer event? 21:58 < srevilak> Since we're running up on time, I'd like to bring up 21:58 < srevilak> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/solidarity-against-online-harassment 21:59 < srevilak> I endorsed the Tor Project's statement of solidarity. I'd love to see us endorse it as a group 21:59 < lisbon> what exactly am I looking at? 21:59 < srevilak> Some of people at Tor project have been getting harrassed on-line 22:00 < srevilak> Tor foundation came out with a statement condemming online harrassement 22:00 < srevilak> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/solidarity-against-online-harassment is their statement 22:01 < lisbon> Sounds great to me, but I am disappointed that we have to address this in today's society 22:01 < srevilak> lisbon: agreed, that is disappointing 22:01 < srevilak> I see John Saylor's name in the list of endorsees 22:01 < jokeefe> back 22:02 < srevilak> hi jokeefe: we were talking about https://blog.torproject.org/blog/solidarity-against-online-harassment 22:03 < jokeefe> yeah, been following it for the last few weeks. I agree we should support it. 22:03 < srevilak> Shall we vote? All in favor of endorsement? 22:03 < jokeefe> we have three for it. any opposed? 22:04 < lisbon> No opposed 22:04 < jokeefe> would seem so 22:04 < jokeefe> motion passes 22:04 < srevilak> I will write to Tor project, and ask to have us listed 22:04 < jokeefe> srevilak, would you write the statement? 22:05 < jokeefe> thanks 22:05 < srevilak> jokeefe: yes, will do that too 22:05 < jokeefe> thank you. 22:05 < srevilak> we're at time 22:05 < jokeefe> Suggest we talk about helping Mass. Pass. at the next meeting. 22:05 < jokeefe> agreed. 22:05 < lisbon> Just a final confirmation, Wmass Cryptoparty, 11 - 3 on february 14th? 22:06 < srevilak> jokeefe: agreed. Will get back to them on where we're at 22:06 < jokeefe> aye 22:06 < srevilak> lisbon: aye 22:06 < jokeefe> aye, lisbon 22:06 < jokeefe> snow date is 21st 22:06 < lisbon> I will be sure to mention the snow date, I will let you know if there are any issues scheduling it 22:07 < jokeefe> want to lock down SPL cryptoparty, srevilak. will suggest two hour PGP hands on starting at 11am on 1/10? 22:07 < jokeefe> does that work? 22:09 < srevilak> jokeefe: works for me 22:09 < jokeefe> ok, will run it past time and confirm. 22:09 < lisbon> I need to go, have a good night everyone 22:09 < jokeefe> srevilak, would you be so kind as to post the notes? 22:09 < jokeefe> thanks, lisbon! 22:10 < srevilak> absolutely, will post notes 22:10 < jokeefe> thank you, srevilak 22:10 < jokeefe> motion to adjourn? 22:11 < srevilak> aye to adjourn 22:11 < jokeefe> aye 22:11 < jokeefe> motion passes 22:11 < jokeefe> thanks for all your help, srevilak