February 29th, 2016 IRC Meeting
Review & Decisions
No Phone Backdoors Protest
Discussion of Senate FOIA bill
- MA Senate's public records bill: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/Senate/S2120
- Marked up copy of the original bill 2015 S.2120 An Act to improve public records
- Marked up copy of the amended bill 2015 S.2127 An Act to improve public records
- Bay State Examiner's take on public records law
Emailed notice about the survey. Post scheduled.
Looking at streaming options.
Regional Convention & Contacting Members
- Joe Thornton offered to call Boston
- Lulu is calling Worcester & South
- jokeefe calling volunteers
- Noe, Steve and jokeefe are calling potential candidates
- 3/1, Mass. Presidential Primary
- 3/19-20, LibrePlanet 2016 conference, MIT Stata Center, Cambridge, Edward Snowden is the keynote speaker. Our crypto-corner is the last half of lunch, into the first session after lunch (around two hours), both Saturday and Sunday.
- 3/26, 1pm, Cryptoparty, South Coast Innovator Labs, Building A, 1380 Bay Street, Taunton
- 3/30, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville
Every Wed., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- Bluestreak (Lucia Fiero)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- aquaticonions (Eli Haber, Lexington MA)
- igel (William Fleurant, Arlington MA)
No Phone Backdoors protest (aka no FBiOS) went well. 30 participants. Good press coverage. Follow-up blog post: https://masspirates.org/blog/2016/02/29/tuesdays-no-phone-backdoor-rally-was-a-success.
Senate FOIA bill. Main bill was S.2120. A later numbered bill, S.2127 is S.2120, with amendments. Marked up copy at 2015 S.2127 An Act to improve public records. Will take some time to digest changes with amendments; plan to bring bill back up for discussion in two weeks (March 14th), during our usual IRC meeting.
PirateCon 2016. Survey mailed out; post goes up soon.
21:02 < jokeefe> agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_29th,_2016_IRC_Meeting 21:03 < jokeefe> ids - James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:03 < Bluestreak> Lucia Fiero 21:03 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:03 < aquaticonions> Eli Haber, Lexington MA 21:04 <@igel> William Fleurant, Arlington MA 21:04 <@Bluestreak> Hola igel 21:04 <@igel> habla que tal :] 21:05 <@igel> tuesday TuesDay TuESDAY! 21:05 <@igel> be there there there there.... 21:05 <@jokeefe> Review & Decisions 21:05 <@jokeefe> No Phone Backdoors Protest went will at least 30 people over the duration. Lots of press. 21:06 <@jokeefe> posted thank you at https://masspirates.org/blog/2016/02/29/tuesdays-no-phone-backdoor-rally-was-a-success/ 21:06 <@jokeefe> some progress - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/apple-prevails-in-forced-iphone-unlock-case-in-new-york-court/ 21:07 <@srevilak> That's encouraging 21:07 <@Bluestreak> Channel seven reported that there was no more than “a baker’s dozen” at the Apple demo. 21:07 <@Bluestreak> #msmlies 21:08 <@jokeefe> yes, to be expected 21:08 <@Bluestreak> This most recent ruling was about a drus case. 21:09 <@Bluestreak> If they rule against Apple because: Terrorism, we all know that back doors will be used in drugs cases. 21:10 <@jokeefe> and car crashes 21:10 <@jokeefe> Discussion of Senate FOIA bill 21:10 <@jokeefe> Marked up copy of the bill 21:10 <@jokeefe> https://masspirates.org/wiki/2015_S.2120_An_Act_to_improve_public_records 21:11 <@srevilak> Nice job 21:12 <@srevilak> had a chance to read through S2120 last night. There is some good stuff in there 21:12 <@jokeefe> is Bill S.2127 the same as S.2120? 21:13 <@jokeefe> doesn’t look the same 21:13 <@srevilak> This is a good question. 21:13 <@srevilak> my printed copy definitely says 2120 21:13 <@Bluestreak> GTG, sorry. Send you a PM jokeefe. See y’all soon I hope. 21:14 <@srevilak> Let's see, we have https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/Senate/S2120/History 21:14 <@jokeefe> Bill history 2/4/2016 Senate Reprinted as amended, see S2127 21:14 <@jokeefe> 2/4/2016 Senate Substituted as amended for H3858 21:14 <@jokeefe> 2/4/2016 Senate See H3858 21:14 <@srevilak> I see: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/Senate/S2127/History 21:15 <@srevilak> S2127 is the amended version of S.2120 21:16 <@srevilak> will have to read that one 21:16 <@igel> yeh, im just searching for terms on it.. 21:18 <@jokeefe> updating https://masspirates.org/wiki/2015_S.2127_An_Act_to_improve_public_records 21:20 <@jokeefe> they don’t make it easy to edit 21:21 <@jokeefe> SECTION 3A. Said section 7 of said chapter 4, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 231, and in line 242, the second time it appears, the word “home”. 21:26 * srevilak thinks our legislators need the concept of `diff' 21:26 <@jokeefe> yes. 21:26 <@jokeefe> comments? 21:27 <@srevilak> I need to spend some time with the new version. I'd also like to take a look at some of the individual amendments 21:28 <@jokeefe> Yeah, there is much to this. 21:28 <@igel> no comments, trying to read whatever i put in summerize 21:28 <@jokeefe> push off to two weeks from now? srevilak, can you make that meeting? 21:29 <@srevilak> I think the next BOS meeting will be the 7th, so 2 weeks should be okay 21:29 * srevilak checks arlington's public meeting calendar 21:30 <@srevilak> yes, Have monday meeting on Mar 7th. Following week is okay 21:31 <@jokeefe> igel, aquaticonions, does that work for you two? 21:31 <@aquaticonions> checking now 21:31 <@aquaticonions> depends on time for me. What time are we thinking? 21:33 <@srevilak> usual monday time, 9pm -- no? 21:33 <@jokeefe> yes 21:33 <@aquaticonions> ok, just making sure. sounds fine to me 21:34 <@igel> prob. not. but, will set a remdr. 21:35 <@igel> unsure, but wiki so i'll beok heh. 21:36 <@jokeefe> srevilak, does that work? 21:36 <@jokeefe> time? 21:37 <@srevilak> yes 21:38 <@jokeefe> ok then 21:38 <@jokeefe> PirateCon 2016 21:39 <@jokeefe> survey was mailed out 21:39 <@jokeefe> post goes up soon 21:39 <@jokeefe> have list of candidates and volunteers to call 21:40 <@jokeefe> as well as regional members 21:40 <@srevilak> jokeefe: this evening, I added "Next Election" as one of the `survey' responses 21:40 <@srevilak> (minor change) 21:42 <@jokeefe> in Conference Topics? 21:42 <@jokeefe> not seeing it 21:42 <@srevilak> jokeefe: no - for "Do you want to run in 2016" phonebank survey 21:43 <@srevilak> Sorry - was responding to "have list of candidates and volunteers to call" 21:43 <@jokeefe> oh ok 21:46 <@jokeefe> anything to add? 21:46 <@srevilak> jokeefe: looking at piratecon 2016, should there be a "would you want to give a presentation" question? 21:46 <@jokeefe> that would be a good addition 21:48 <@jokeefe> well if there is nothing else, shall we adjourn? 21:49 <@srevilak> nothing else from me 21:51 <@jokeefe> will treat that as a 2nd 21:51 <@jokeefe> all in favor of adjourning? 21:51 <@srevilak> aye to adjourn 21:52 <@jokeefe> aye 21:52 <@aquaticonions> aye 21:52 <@igel> aye 21:53 <@srevilak> will post transcript