January 10th, 2017 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Projects On Hold For the Moment
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Local Surveillance Ordinances
jokeefe & srevilak are running down some possible workshops:
Starting Local Chapters
MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign
Fundraising & Conference
Will send out a survey to pick the final date in email this week. See last meetings discussion for possible date options.
Projects On Hold For the Moment
Both of these could be topics for future hackathons.
CCTV Camera Map
Together Boston Meshnet
- 1/21, 2-4pm, Democracy/IT meeting, Arlington
- 1/25, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty
See: 2017 calendar
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- G (Garret, Lowell)
Discussed local surveillance ordinances. Jamie is involved with one for SFO. Steve still working on something for Arlington.
Cryptoparties. Three events in the planning stages. Two of these have dates. Need teachers, and handouts.
Campaign workshops. Potential events in Holyoke, Boston, Salem.
Local chapters. jokeefe wrote up a summary of work to be done.
MAAPL. Organizing more anti-foreclosure workshops. These will be MAAPL/MAPP events.
Fundraising and conference. Jamie will get conference survey out this week. Looks like we'll have four dates in April to choose from.
21:01 < jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_10th,_2017_IRC_Meeting 21:01 < papegaai> Title: January 10th, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:01 < jokeefe> ids 21:01 < jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:02 < jokeefe> Anything to add? 21:02 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:02 < G> Garret, Lowell 21:03 < jokeefe> Skipping to Projects then 21:03 < jokeefe> Local Surveillance Ordinances 21:03 < jokeefe> Somerville setting up meeting with the city. 21:04 < jokeefe> Keeping up with it, but another person is leading it 21:04 < srevilak> Nice. 21:04 < srevilak> I'll be very curious to see what kind of legal nits come up 21:05 < jokeefe> yes 21:06 < moses> same 21:06 < srevilak> Are you starting with proposed ordinance, or just talking about the need for oversight frameworks, or something different? 21:07 < srevilak> Or, too early to tell? 21:07 < jokeefe> Seems to be talking at the moment, though I believe there is a draft text 21:08 < srevilak> talking is a good first step 21:08 < jokeefe> any update on Arlington? 21:08 < srevilak> Yes. 21:08 < srevilak> This year, I will likely propose a study group to examine the use of surveillance technology, and to recommend actions based on study 21:09 < srevilak> Waiting to hear from town counsel on the specific text 21:09 < jokeefe> public report? 21:09 < srevilak> Yes, should be a public report 21:10 < srevilak> I have a story to tell with the housing authority 21:10 < jokeefe> aye 21:10 < srevilak> and there's some interesting stuff that came from UK's studies of CCTV deployment 21:10 < srevilak> Just finished reading a study that UC Berkeley did of SFO's community safety camera program 21:11 < srevilak> So, SFO should have some kind of camera ordinance as well. 21:11 < srevilak> Have to look for it though 21:11 < jokeefe> more money wasted? 21:11 < srevilak> Depends 21:11 < srevilak> SFO's program: the original goal was to reduce violent crime 21:11 < srevilak> In that area, the program failed miserably 21:12 < srevilak> But there was a reduction in small property crime (purse snatching, pickpocketing, taking things from cars) 21:12 < srevilak> Recommendations of the SFO report: 21:12 < srevilak> (1) if the goal is still reduction of violent crime, then discontinue the program 21:12 < srevilak> (2) if the city would consider reduction in small property crime a new goal, the reorient with that in mind 21:13 < srevilak> study was done in 2008. Haven't looked to see what changed since then 21:13 < srevilak> Have another LAPD study to look at too 21:13 < srevilak> And, still moderating dialog between our neighborhood and the AHA 21:14 < srevilak> (end of summary) 21:14 < jokeefe> thanks 21:14 < jokeefe> Cryptoparties 21:15 < jokeefe> There are three new ones in the planning process, and two new ones have dates 21:16 < jokeefe> Need more people to teach 21:17 < jokeefe> and some good handouts 21:17 * srevilak has been derelict in reading cryptoparty mail, but if I can make the events, I can help with teaching 21:17 < jokeefe> thanks 21:18 < jokeefe> Maine has one this weekend 21:18 < jokeefe> Campaign Workshops 21:18 < jokeefe> Followed up with the three contacts 21:19 < jokeefe> Holyoke is checking on status 21:19 < jokeefe> Meeting with the Boston folks 21:19 < jokeefe> Haven’t heard back from Salem 21:19 < jokeefe> yet 21:20 < jokeefe> Starting Local Chapters 21:20 < jokeefe> Got back to G. Hope the response was good. 21:20 < jokeefe> Was very tardy in my response, unfortunately 21:21 < jokeefe> Sorry, G 21:21 < G> i'm very tardy in getting to the party so... 21:21 < G> lemme pop over ot my gmail 21:22 < jokeefe> no worries 21:23 < G> that is extensive. i didnt' mean to put you on show trial 21:24 < jokeefe> I needed to write a summary for an email/blog post anyway, so no harm done 21:24 < jokeefe> ;-) 21:26 < G> ok i can start reaching out to that list tomorrow after work. i haven't done anything on it yet. the surveillance ordinances is good stuff. that is something can organize campaigns around maybe. 21:27 < jokeefe> agreed 21:28 < jokeefe> srevilak, would you be able to send him the text of any ordinance you have? 21:29 < G> how is the agenda for 2017 determined? 21:30 < srevilak> jokeefe: sure, I'll send the text around, once it gets sign off from our town counsel 21:30 < jokeefe> mostly what people are willing to work on 21:30 < G> cool , steve. thanks! :) 21:32 < jokeefe> we should decide on an agenda at pirate con or earlier, but it really depends on who is willing to do things 21:32 < jokeefe> speaking of that 21:32 < jokeefe> MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign 21:32 < jokeefe> I got roped into helping to organize more workshops 21:32 < jokeefe> They will be MAAPL/Pirate Party events 21:33 < srevilak> nice 21:33 < jokeefe> Next deadline is 2/23. 21:33 < jokeefe> Plan to run them over a month 21:34 < jokeefe> Fundraising & Conference 21:34 < jokeefe> Updated the calendar - https://masspirates.org/wiki/2017_Event_Calendar 21:34 < papegaai> Title: 2017 Event Calendar - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:34 < jokeefe> LibrePlanet is 3/25-3/26 21:34 < jokeefe> so that leaves us 4/8, 4/9, 4/29, 4/30 21:35 < jokeefe> Will get the survey out this week. 21:36 < jokeefe> That is all I have 21:36 < srevilak> I have two more minor things: 21:37 < srevilak> (1) https://www.srevilak.net/wiki/Local_Surveillance_Ordinances 21:37 < papegaai> Title: Local Surveillance Ordinances - srevilak.net (at www.srevilak.net) 21:37 < srevilak> which is my collection of CCTV-related stuff 21:37 < srevilak> (2) our OCPF end of year report is due JAn 20th. Plan to knock that out over the weekend 21:37 < srevilak> (end of two minor things) 21:37 < jokeefe> thanks 21:38 < jokeefe> motion to adjourn, then? 21:40 < G> i'll second the motion 21:40 < jokeefe> all in favor? 21:40 < srevilak> aye 21:41 < jokeefe> aye 21:42 < jokeefe> any opposed? 21:42 < G> lol. no 21:42 < G> :P 21:43 < srevilak> will post transcript 21:43 < jokeefe> thanks