February 26th, 2020 IRC Meeting

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Goals for Q1 2020:

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

Presidential Primary Ranking Criteria


Regional Meetings/Events

Leader: jokeefe

Lowell Meetup 3/21

  • Boston (jokeefe) - Looking for space
  • Worcester (Malt)
  • Boston Pride Festival
    • table booked.
    • 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?

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 6pm unless changed

Computer Donations

  • jokeefe working on sign up form.
  • Joe Location still being worked on.

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

  • 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
  • 3/24, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
  • Spring 2020, ?, Boston Meetup
  • Spring 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup
  • Spring 2020, ?, Springfield Meetup
  • 4/29, 7-9pm, Boston Cryptoparty, Encuentro 5, Boston


  • Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
  • Malt: sam capradae, worcester
  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville


  • davidd
  • ChanServ
  • hvxgr
  • Deffy




[9:03pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_26th,_2020_IRC_Meeting
[9:04pm] Malt: i will not
[9:04pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:04pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:04pm] Malt: sam capradae, worcester
[9:04pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:05pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:06pm] Joe: Nothing out of the usual topics tonight.
[9:06pm] Joe: Umm, so basicly just have stuff for the current projects we are working on.
[9:07pm] jokeefe: Projects
[9:07pm] jokeefe: Presidential Primary Ranking Criteria
[9:08pm] Malt: 1) bernie 2) warren 3) Fuck the rest
[9:08pm] jokeefe: Still working on the info. I will get it out by tomorrow.
[9:08pm] Joe: Is it possible to sign up to Warren's team to learn how to run a campaign?
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Sure
[9:09pm] Joe: May be a good opportunity to learn it for ourselves.
[9:09pm] Joe: Or Bernie if you are so inclined.
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Heard Bloomberg is paying $6000/mo
[9:10pm] jokeefe: + laptop and phone
[9:10pm] Malt: he is
[9:10pm] Malt: tbh i saw 7K in a posting
[9:10pm] jokeefe: feels like making a deal with the devil, though
[9:10pm] Malt: lotta progressives are ratfucking him from the inside
[9:10pm] Joe: Yeah, but he is bloomberg
[9:10pm] Malt: you love to see it
[9:10pm] Malt: take his money and do no work
[9:11pm] Malt: i applied because i['m blisteringly incomptetent and my presence is only ever a net negative
[9:11pm] Malt: haven't heard back yet, i assume they found out about my
[9:11pm] Malt: me-ness
[9:12pm] jokeefe: good luck
[9:12pm] Malt: eh i hope they don't call
[9:13pm] jokeefe: Regional Meetings/Events
[9:13pm] Malt: no progress on worcester, noone is returning messages
[9:13pm] jokeefe: signed up for the Boston Pride Festival
[9:14pm] Joe: I saw we needed something for insurance?
[9:15pm] jokeefe: Yeah. They have a link to an agency
[9:16pm] Malt:
[9:18pm] jokeefe: Working on the Boston meetup location
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Video Newsletter/Podcast - Sunday, 6pm, still good
[9:19pm] jokeefe: ?
[9:19pm] Joe: It's good for me.
[9:19pm] Joe: Malt, would you like to join the next one?
[9:19pm] Malt: i would, i've just been forgetting and overscheduling
[9:19pm] Malt: i'll likely be canvassing for bernie at that time
[9:20pm] Joe: Ok, please let jokeefe know, since he sends out the invites.
[9:20pm] jokeefe: Good luck, Malt
[9:20pm] jokeefe: Computer Donations
[9:21pm] jokeefe: Working on the form. I should have it done this weekend.
[9:21pm] Joe: We still need a location to do it from. I may have to ask if we can accept donations at their place and offer perhaps to check it make sure they are working correctly.
[9:22pm] Joe: I tried the library and city hall but neither went for it. I may be able to get the church involved though.
[9:23pm] Joe: I know a nun that I have helped out in a similar fashion. She may have a good spot for us to do so.
[9:23pm] Malt: does she know who would take them?
[9:26pm] Joe: I am more looking for a location to accept donations and talk to people about who we are.  We already have someone in need of them.
[9:26pm] Malt: ok!
[9:27pm] jokeefe: thanks for the update
[9:27pm] Joe: My pleasure.
[9:28pm] jokeefe: I don’t have any further updates
[9:28pm] Malt: same, kiddo has me exhausted.
[9:28pm] jokeefe: anything else?
[9:29pm] Joe: Motion to adjourn
[9:29pm] jokeefe: 2nd
[9:29pm] jokeefe: all in favor?
[9:29pm] Joe: Aye
[9:29pm] Malt: aye
[9:29pm] jokeefe: aye
[9:29pm] Joe: Hope you both get some rest
[9:29pm] jokeefe: thanks you too.
[9:29pm] jokeefe: I’ll post the notes
[9:29pm] jokeefe: take care