December 9th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Cancel IRC meeting on the 30th?
Goals for Q4 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 Dec 12, 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., 12/12, 11am-1pm, 'Democracy Meeting, on-line
- Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- malt (sam capradae, worcester)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- See https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201209/13320045855/open-season-ftc-48-attorneys-general-file-separate-antitrust-lawsuits-against-facebook.shtml
- Space to work on our own statement. https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPFacebookStatement
- Court filing (per Techdirt) https://beta.documentcloud.org/documents/20421893-1910134fbcomplaint
- Prep at 7pm. Start at 7:30.
- Folks from https://turq.io/ will be joining us.
- Tech meeting Saturday. 11am
- continue to make progress
[9:02pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/December_9th,_2020_IRC_Meeting [9:02pm] jokeefe: ahoy srevilak [9:02pm] jokeefe: anything to add? [9:02pm] Joe: I totally understand you there. [9:02pm] jokeefe: please id [9:02pm] srevilak: hi jokeefe [9:03pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville [9:03pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell [9:03pm] srevilak: Steve Revilak, Arlington [9:03pm] Joe: Ahoy Steve [9:03pm] srevilak: hi Joe [9:04pm] jokeefe: Decisions/Endorsements [9:04pm] jokeefe: Facebook Statement [9:04pm] malt joined the chat room. [9:04pm] jokeefe: ahoy malt [9:04pm] malt: sam capradae, worcester [9:05pm] malt: sorry i'm late, still in a city commission meeting [9:05pm] jokeefe: More on the recent suits against FB - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201209/13320045855/open-season-ftc-48-attorneys-general-file-separate-antitrust-lawsuits-against-facebook.shtml [9:05pm] jokeefe: sounds important [9:05pm] srevilak: I was going to say, I heard our AG was suing them [9:05pm] jokeefe: yes [9:05pm] jokeefe: setup a place to write something of our own https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPFacebookStatement [9:06pm] jokeefe: Was thinking: Breakup Facebook? Why stop there! [9:07pm] jokeefe: and go on to talk about breaking up the telecoms companies and any concentrated industry [9:07pm] malt: i'm all for that idea but i don't trust the motivations [9:08pm] srevilak: One think I really like about techdirt. Their stories about lawsuits typically contain links to the court filings. [9:09pm] jokeefe: yes [9:10pm] srevilak: Bedtime reading [9:11pm] jokeefe: Malt, would you be willing to write up a draft statement? [9:11pm] malt: sure [9:12pm] jokeefe: thank you [9:14pm] jokeefe: Shall we cancel the meeting on the 30th since it is next to new years eve? [9:14pm] malt: i think it's wise [9:14pm] malt: i do observe Devil's Night [9:14pm] Joe: aye [9:14pm] srevilak: I'm fine with that [9:14pm] jokeefe: hopefully safely [9:15pm] jokeefe: ok, will post that. [9:15pm] malt: chuckin eggs and toilet paper [9:15pm] srevilak: This is funny: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201208/13420145845/trump-makes-it-official-hes-going-to-pull-military-funding-because-congress-wont-kill-open-internet.shtml [9:15pm] malt: wait [9:15pm] malt: is that the bill with the criminal streaming statue? [9:15pm] jokeefe: saw that. The Senate GOP leadership said they will overrule him [9:16pm] malt: lol that would sting [9:16pm] srevilak: If they can get 2/3's majority to override veto [9:16pm] jokeefe: criminal streaming statute? [9:17pm] jokeefe: between Dems and GOP I expect they will overrule his veto [9:18pm] jokeefe: I am worried about this one https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201204/11522445820/nancy-pelosi-sells-out-public-agrees-to-put-massive-copyright-reform-must-pass-spending-bill.shtml [9:18pm] srevilak: Pool: after trump leaves office, how long will it take for his twitter account to be disabled [9:18pm] malt: that's the one i meant [9:19pm] Joe: lol Steve [9:19pm] jokeefe: 1 week, would be my guess [9:19pm] malt: man i hope it's soon as he's dragged out [9:20pm] malt: the new york AG was saying they think he's going to step down for pence to pardon him [9:21pm] srevilak: LOSER! [9:23pm] jokeefe: I’ll write something on the copyright end run. We have mentioned it in the pass. [9:23pm] jokeefe: past [9:23pm] srevilak: What about the MA bill that bans facial recognition tech. Except for the DMV, who's apparently already using it. [9:24pm] srevilak: Or at least I recall hearing something to that effect [9:24pm] jokeefe: https://masspirates.org/blog/2020/12/07/pirate-news-tell-gov-baker-sign-the-police-reform-bill/ [9:24pm] jokeefe: call baker and tell him to sign the bill [9:24pm] malt left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 250 seconds) [9:24pm] malt joined the chat room. [9:25pm] jokeefe: Video Newsletter/Podcast [9:25pm] jokeefe: Turq.io folks are interested in attending. [9:26pm] jokeefe: 7pm, with start at 7:30pm? [9:26pm] jokeefe: Might go long [9:27pm] srevilak: No problem with that [9:28pm] jokeefe: Ok with you malt/Joe? [9:28pm] malt: i hope to make it, yeah [9:29pm] jokeefe: great [9:30pm] jokeefe: Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) [9:30pm] jokeefe: We have a meeting Saturday at 11am [9:32pm] Joe: sorry for the delayed response. That sounds good though lets have you run it this week. [9:32pm] malt left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 250 seconds) [9:32pm] malt joined the chat room. [9:33pm] Joe: multitasking [9:33pm] jokeefe: no worries. Joe. thanks [9:36pm] jokeefe: MassMesh continues to make progress. [9:36pm] jokeefe: That is all I have at this time. [9:37pm] malt left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 250 seconds) [9:37pm] malt joined the chat room. [9:37pm] Joe: I don't have much to add either. [9:37pm] Joe: motion to adjourn? [9:37pm] srevilak: Nothing else here. [9:37pm] srevilak: Second [9:37pm] malt: bl3h, this meeting has been running for 4 hours [9:38pm] jokeefe: ? [9:38pm] srevilak: malt: what's the meeting? [9:38pm] malt: amazon taking over the old greendale mall [9:38pm] Joe: the town meeting [9:38pm] malt: planning commission [9:38pm] malt: opposition is STAUNCH [9:38pm] jokeefe: ah [9:38pm] srevilak: Warehouse? [9:38pm] Joe: gnight and gl Malt! [9:38pm] malt: local distribution hub [9:38pm] malt: night buds [9:39pm] Joe left the chat room. (Quit: -a- IRC for Android 2.1.59) [9:39pm] malt left the chat room. (Client Quit) [9:39pm] jokeefe: have a good night srevilak [9:39pm] jokeefe: I’ll put up the transcript if you would write the summary, srevilak