February 19th, 2020 IRC Meeting

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Presidential Primary Ranking Criteria

Evaluation criteria?



Goals for Q1 2020:

  • Organize meetups
  • Organize Fundraiser
  • Organize candidate trainings
  • Revise platform

Regional Meetings/Events

Leader: jokeefe

Lowell Meetup 3/21

  • Boston (jokeefe) - Looking for space
  • Worcester (Malt)

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday?

Computer Donations

Platform Discussion

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).

Tabled Projects

National Party

Boston Sex Worker Petition

FOSS Tutorials

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.

Upcoming Events

  • 2/25, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
  • 3/8, 2pm-4pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Mr Crêpe, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville
  • 3/3, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Culture House, Harvard Square
  • 3/10, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
  • 3/17, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
  • 3/21, 10am-2pm, Lowell Meetup, Lowell Public Library
  • Spring 2020, ?, Boston Meetup
  • Spring 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup
  • Spring 2020, ?, Springfield Meetup
  • 4/29, 7-9pm, Boston Cryptoparty, Encuentro 5, Boston



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  • ChanServ
  • hvxgr
  • Deffy




[9:03pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_19th,_2020_IRC_Meeting
[9:03pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:03pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:03pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:03pm] jokeefe: any additions?
[9:04pm] Joe: Reddit
[9:04pm] Joe: Under review
[9:05pm] jokeefe: Reddit?
[9:05pm] Joe: Yes
[9:05pm] Malt: Sam capradae Worcester
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Decisions/Endorsements
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Presidential Primary Ranking Criteria
[9:06pm] jokeefe: what should be our evaluation criteria?
[9:07pm] Joe: Their commitment to privacy.
[9:08pm] jokeefe: https://restorethe4th.com/how-the-2020-presidential-candidates-stack-up-on-the-surveillance-state/#more-623
[9:08pm] jokeefe: only for Dems though
[9:09pm] Malt: Privacy and tech liberation
[9:09pm] Joe: I don't even know who the Republican's candidates are, tbh
[9:09pm] jokeefe: https://pad.riseup.net/p/MassPrezPrimary
[9:10pm] Malt: I think we should pursue candidates who want to break up FAAMG
[9:10pm] Joe: Their commitment to renewables have to be key as well.
[9:11pm] Joe: Agreed Malt, quasi Monopoly
[9:12pm] jokeefe: net neutrality
[9:13pm] Malt: I consider that a part of privacy
[9:14pm] jokeefe: good to call it out
[9:15pm] Malt: Fair!
[9:16pm] Malt: Wasn't there a lawsuit about that? I think they just lost an appeal
[9:16pm] Joe: link?
[9:18pm] Joe: Are you talking about this?
[9:18pm] Joe: https://www.pressherald.com/2020/02/19/internet-service-providers-sue-maine-over-privacy-law/
[9:19pm] Malt: No, and I can't find the news article I am thinking of
[9:19pm] Malt: Bleh, sorry
[9:19pm] jokeefe: no worries
[9:20pm] Malt: Tbh, I think our ranking is Bernie, Warren, and fuck the rest
[9:20pm] Malt: Stacey Abrahams for VP
[9:20pm] jokeefe: lol
[9:21pm] Joe: How do you feel about Tom Sawyer?
[9:21pm] jokeefe: A billionaire?
[9:21pm] Joe: He did say he's against big corp
[9:21pm] Malt: Haven't looked him up
[9:22pm] Joe: But yes, a billionaire.
[9:22pm] jokeefe: Slightly better than Bloomberg, but not compelling
[9:22pm] Joe: It seems like we have nothing but another round of rich people against Trump, seems like Wall street wins by default.
[9:23pm] jokeefe: We’ll see. It is still early.
[9:23pm] jokeefe: 49 primaries remaining
[9:23pm] Malt: Fuuuuuuck Bloomberg
[9:24pm] Joe: Agreed Malt, he does not have my vote either.
[9:25pm] jokeefe: Wants the NSA to read everyone’s email
[9:26pm] jokeefe: I’ll update https://pad.riseup.net/p/MassPrezPrimary with what I put together.
[9:28pm] jokeefe: Projects
[9:28pm] jokeefe: Sorry.
[9:28pm] jokeefe: Reddit, Joe?
[9:29pm] Joe: I have been getting a lot of positive feedback on Reddit.
[9:30pm] Joe: The entire platform leans left, I think it would do well if we got more involved in some of the subreddits.
[9:30pm] jokeefe: which ones?
[9:30pm] Malt: Involved how? AMA?
[9:30pm] Joe: Just here and there, for example:
[9:31pm] Joe: https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/
[9:31pm] Joe: https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/
[9:31pm] Joe: https://www.reddit.com/r/cybersecurity/
[9:32pm] Joe: to name a few
[9:32pm] Joe: I have gotten a lot of good feedback on unpopularopinion but I think there is plenty of potential
[9:33pm] Malt: We could do fa
[9:33pm] Joe: Or make our own subreddit
[9:33pm] Malt: Guides or info posts on cybersecurity
[9:33pm] Joe: if there is not one already
[9:33pm] jokeefe: There is a masspirates subreddit
[9:35pm] Joe: We have not posted in awhile.
[9:35pm] Joe: Easy fix though.
[9:35pm] jokeefe: yes
[9:36pm] jokeefe: Should I send you the credentials, Joe?
[9:36pm] Joe: That would be great!
[9:36pm] Joe: Maybe get me set up next Sunday?
[9:37pm] jokeefe: sure
[9:38pm] Joe: That's all I have on that for now.
[9:40pm] jokeefe: Working on the sign up form for the computer donations
[9:41pm] Malt: Neat
[9:41pm] Joe: I reached out to city officials to see about securing a location for the drive.
[9:42pm] Joe: I will be waiting to hear back from them.
[9:42pm] jokeefe: thanks
[9:42pm] jokeefe: No update yet on the Boston meetup
[9:42pm] jokeefe: Though I am looking for dates in April
[9:43pm] Joe: Lowell Meetup is locked in for the 8th, I have one form left to sign and we should be good.
[9:43pm] jokeefe: April 8th?
[9:43pm] Joe: March
[9:44pm] Joe: Sorry, not the 8th, the 21
[9:44pm] jokeefe: oh, great
[9:44pm] Joe: I just forwarded the information to you now.
[9:44pm] jokeefe: Malt, would you be able to find a place for a Worcester meetup in May?
[9:48pm] Malt: Sure
[9:48pm] jokeefe: Thank you
[9:49pm] jokeefe: Video Newsletter/Podcast - Does 6pm Sunday work?
[9:50pm] Joe: I should still be good to go.
[9:50pm] jokeefe: Good
[9:51pm] jokeefe: Malt?
[9:55pm] Malt: Good on my end
[9:55pm] jokeefe: Great
[9:56pm] jokeefe: That is all I have.
[9:56pm] jokeefe: No national meeting tonight
[9:56pm] jokeefe: Shall we adjourn?
[9:56pm] Joe: Yes, disappointing.
[9:56pm] Joe: 2nd
[9:57pm] Joe: Good night folks.
[9:57pm] Joe:
[9:58pm] jokeefe: good night. I’ll post the notes