February 12th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Fight bills to make the Film Credit Permanent
H.2419 went to study.
Goals for Q1 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Revise platform
- Boston (jokeefe) - Looking for space
- Worcester (Malt)
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday?
- jokeefe contacted friend who refurbishes computers for a non-profit
- Archived https://piratenpad.de/p/MassPiratesComputerDonations - move to wiki
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Next meeting will be 3/8, 2-4pm, Mr Crêpe, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville. Topics are:
- find discussion/voting system;
- update CCTV cameras to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;
- write an app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;
- set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds);
- post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak).
Boston Sex Worker Petition
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.
- 2/18, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
- 2/25, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
- 3/8, 2pm-4pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Mr Crêpe, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville
- 3/7, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Culture House, Harvard Square
- 3/14, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
- Spring 2020, ?, Boston Meetup
- Spring 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup
- Spring 2020, ?, Springfield Meetup
- 4/29, 7-9pm, Boston Cryptoparty, Encuentro 5, Boston
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- Pirate_Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
Film tax credit bill went out to study. Means it won't come up for a vote this term.
Regional Meetings. Joe would like to have an April meeting in Lowell. Joe will try to book the library. We're planning on 10:00--14:00, March 21st.
Next Pirate news: Sunday 6pm.
Computer Donations. Pirate Joe interested in doing a computer drive for the wish foundation
Plaform Discussion. Hope to have a new platform ready in the next six month.
21:02 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_12th,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:03 <@jokeefe> ids 21:03 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:03 < Pirate_Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:03 <@jokeefe> anything to add? 21:04 < Pirate_Joe> I would like to bring up computer donations from tabled projects please. 21:04 <@jokeefe> Sure 21:06 <@jokeefe> Review 21:06 <@jokeefe> The film tax credit bill was sent to study. Not sure about other related bills. 21:06 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:07 <@jokeefe> Projects 21:07 < srevilak> Out to study means nothing will likely happen, yes? 21:08 < Pirate_Joe> For the time being, it means that they are not going to bring it to vote at this time. 21:08 <@jokeefe> yes, srevilak 21:09 < srevilak> ok thx 21:09 < Pirate_Joe> Someone can bring it up in the future but they will have to get someone to sponsor it if I am correct. 21:09 <@jokeefe> not until Jan 2021 21:09 < Pirate_Joe> Aye 21:10 <@jokeefe> Though I guess it could be added to the budget, but probably not 21:12 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings/Events 21:14 <@jokeefe> aside: nomination papers for state rep/senate are available 21:14 < Pirate_Joe> Can I nomination Srevilak for mayor? 21:15 < srevilak> My town doesn't have a mayor 21:15 < srevilak> Or, were you talking about lowell :) 21:15 < Pirate_Joe> Governor it is then! 21:15 < srevilak> Honestly, I'd rather be secretary of the commonwealth 21:16 < Pirate_Joe> See, I prefer State rep but unfortunately my company still needs me too much. 21:17 < Pirate_Joe> As far as regional meetings go, I would like to do one in April for Lowell. I also want to do a table event for the computer donations as well. 21:18 <@jokeefe> April in Lowell is fine with me 21:19 < Pirate_Joe> I will try to book the library again. 21:19 <@jokeefe> Great. 21:19 <@jokeefe> I’ll practice with my camera and microphone so the recording is better 21:20 <@jokeefe> My thought had been to focus on local elections in 2021, since the presidential elections will get all of the focus. 21:20 <@jokeefe> But then I second guessed myself. 21:21 <@jokeefe> and thought perhaps we should try to run people for state rep/senate. 21:21 <@jokeefe> However, it seems too late to start unfortunately 21:21 <@jokeefe> thoughts? 21:21 < Pirate_Joe> Better late than never. 21:22 < srevilak> when are papers due for state rep? 21:22 < Pirate_Joe> I can see about getting my name in the hat if you like, but I would need a lot of direction on how to go about it. 21:23 <@jokeefe> checking, srevilak 21:24 < Pirate_Joe> I am booking the room as we type 21:24 < Pirate_Joe> Saturday the 4th is available. 21:24 < Pirate_Joe> from 11am to 4:45 21:24 < Pirate_Joe> Maybe a 1 to 3? 21:25 <@jokeefe> https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2020-Primary-and-Election-Schedule-Legal-Sized.pdf 21:25 < srevilak> Apr 4th is our town election, and I'm likely to be tied up with that 21:26 < srevilak> (but if that's a good day overall, we should go ahead and do it) 21:26 < Pirate_Joe> It's the only Saturday they have for April 21:26 < Pirate_Joe> So far 21:26 < Pirate_Joe> We can only book out so much in advance. 21:26 < Pirate_Joe> March is completely open as well. 21:27 <@jokeefe> 5:00 p.m., last day and hour to submit nomination papers to Registrars of Voters for certification of signatures. April 28, 2020 21:27 <@jokeefe> So about 9 weeks 21:27 <@jokeefe> Is it too late to encourage people to run in Arlington? 21:27 <@jokeefe> Pirate_Joe, I cannot do the weekend of April 4th 21:28 < Pirate_Joe> ok, Is march acceptable to do a Pirate council then? 21:28 <@jokeefe> I cannot do the weekend of March 28th 21:28 < srevilak> Arlington's papers are due tomorrow at noon 21:28 <@jokeefe> ok, thanks srevilak 21:28 < srevilak> we have quite a few contested races 21:28 < srevilak> https://www.arlingtonma.gov/town-governance/elections-voting 21:29 <@jokeefe> Wow, 5 people for select board would be a large number of candidates 21:30 < srevilak> My precinct has a 7 way race 21:30 <@jokeefe> for 4? 21:30 < srevilak> yes, for four 21:31 < srevilak> Funny dynamic. We have the pro-housing folks, and anti-housing folks + people who refuse to accept the school vote 21:32 <@jokeefe> loads of laughs ;-) 21:32 < srevilak> Yes, the not-in-my backyard crowd is not happy 21:32 < srevilak> Not sure if they know we have a warrant article to end single-family zoning 21:32 <@jokeefe> they seldom are 21:32 < Pirate_Joe> Should I book the Library for March 21? 21:33 <@jokeefe> sure, Pirate Joe 21:33 < srevilak> I can do 3/31 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> What time works best for you? 21:33 < Pirate_Joe> On a tuesday? 21:34 < srevilak> Do you remember Guillermo Hamlin? He's in Arlington now and running for town meeting 21:34 <@jokeefe> I do 21:34 <@jokeefe> on the pro-housing side? 21:35 < srevilak> yes, I think he'll be on the pro-housing side, but he's running because he wanted to run 21:35 < srevilak> That's P14, with an 8-way race 21:35 <@jokeefe> good for him 21:36 <@jokeefe> I’ll go dig up which towns have elected town meeting and call about the dates for the election and when papers are due. We can see which ones are still possible. 21:36 < Pirate_Joe> Would you both be able to make it on the 21? 21:36 < Pirate_Joe> 3/21 21:36 < srevilak> I can make 3//21 21:37 <@jokeefe> The 21st is open for me 21:37 < Pirate_Joe> The full day is open, but perhaps a 10-12 event? 21:37 <@jokeefe> I’ll look for something in Boston for April/May 21:37 <@jokeefe> I am fine with more than two hours if we want to cover multiple things 21:38 < Pirate_Joe> 10 - 2 then? 21:38 <@jokeefe> Also gives some flexibility in time 21:38 <@jokeefe> ok 21:40 < Pirate_Joe> Give your event a name that uniquely identifies it, including a reference to your organization./Massachusetts Pirate Party Rally 21:40 <@jokeefe> ok with you srevilak? 21:40 < srevilak> 10-noon ok with me 21:40 < srevilak> 10-2 ok with me 21:42 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:42 < Pirate_Joe> Booking 10-2 currently. 21:42 <@jokeefe> great 21:42 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter/Podcast 21:42 < Pirate_Joe> Describe your event in detail./Multiple current political issues include housing, open government, technology and candidates. 21:43 <@jokeefe> … from a Pirate perspective. 21:44 < Pirate_Joe> I have my request in. 21:45 <@jokeefe> thanks you 21:45 <@jokeefe> thank you 21:45 <@jokeefe> shall we record the next pirate news at 6pm sunday? 21:46 < Pirate_Joe> Yeah, I wanted it to be a regular thing for Sundays. 21:46 < srevilak> I can make it Sunday 6p 21:46 <@jokeefe> great. 21:47 <@jokeefe> Computer Donations 21:49 <@jokeefe> Pirate_Joe? 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> I was going to see if we can partner with the Wish Project again and make the donations at the end of the summer. 21:49 < Pirate_Joe> The only stipulation is that the computers would have to be working. 21:50 < Pirate_Joe> There is another person I know that may be able to get them to asylum seekers as well. 21:51 < Pirate_Joe> People whom have nothing, but looking to make things work here. I owe her a call anyways. 21:51 <@jokeefe> I think that would work. So 8/31 as the due date? 21:51 <@jokeefe> Where would we keep them? 21:52 < Pirate_Joe> May we make it 6/31 so that I have some time to start org then? 21:53 < Pirate_Joe> I should have some storage space available by then. The overall plan to use the city hall to accept the donations and then they would either go to the Wish Project directly or if there are problem ones I would take them and dispose of them properly. 21:53 < Pirate_Joe> E-waste is a thing after all. 21:54 <@jokeefe> aye 21:54 <@jokeefe> ok. I’ll look at creating a sign up page and will talk with srevilak if I run into difficulties 21:54 <@jokeefe> We can setup dates to do pickups around the state. 21:55 < Pirate_Joe> Ok, I'll reach out the the WP tomorrow and if they are on board then I'll reach out to my contacts at city hall. 21:55 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:55 <@jokeefe> Platform Discussion 21:56 <@jokeefe> I don’t have an update except to say we should have one done in six months 21:56 <@jokeefe> anything else? 21:57 <@jokeefe> shall we adjourn then? 21:57 < Pirate_Joe> That is all I have for now except thank you for your prompt response for the candidates in the SAB. 21:57 < Pirate_Joe> 2nd 21:58 <@jokeefe> happy to help, especially when I get enough sleep 21:58 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:58 < Pirate_Joe> Aye 21:58 <@jokeefe> aye 21:59 < srevilak> aye 21:59 < srevilak> will post transcript 21:59 < Pirate_Joe> Good night!