January 18th, 2022 IRC Meeting

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Testimony on NH HB1273?

Setup ether pad: https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/NH-HB1273

Spend $13/mo on Big Blue Button account

Support Free the Vaccine Protest

There will be a Free the Vaccine Protest in April. Support?


Planks: https://github.com/masspirates/planks

Working on a new plank:



Leader: Malt

Starting monthly meetings. Next one will be Saturday, January 22nd at noon.

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Pirate news recording scheduled for Sundays, 7pm with go-live at 7:30pm. Unless changed


Other To Do

  • Application to PPI

Upcoming Events

  • Pirate Moot, Sat., Jan. 22nd, noon
  • Democracy Meeting, Sat., Feb. 12th, 11am-1pm


  • jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
  • malt (malt)
  • srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
  • Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)


  • davidd_
  • hvxgr
  • slerman


Tech meeting last Saturday. Progress on analysis of OCPF data and Civicrm update.

NH HB1273. New Hampshire bill to promote data portability and the use of free software. Hearing already happened, but written testimony can still be submitted. Jamie will draft statement of support and send to list for review.

Big Blue Button. Question about whether to sign up for videoconferencing services via https://meet.coop. Cost is $13/month. Motion to sign up passes.

Free the vaccine. Demonstration scheduled for April. We've supported in the past. Jamie will try to meet with them tomorrow.

Platform. We made minor edits to a reproductive freedom plank. Adopted:


Reproductive Freedom Is A Human Right
People with children are more dependent upon family and community for support. By obligating pregnant individuals to carry their pregnancy to term, they intend to limit the economic and social independence of half the population.
Six years passed between Roe v. Wade and the right declaring their anti-abortion sentiment.  The right is institutionally dishonest about their intentions reguarding Roe v. Wade. They don't care about protecting life at all. If they cared about life, then they would fight to ensure that all children have the family support they need to grow up into healthy, well educated citizens. Instead, they seek to re-establish a segregated society.
Defending Roe v. Wade is about more than just abortion, it's about defending modern egalitarian society as a whole. The Pirate Party endorses every individual's right to medical autonomy, and this includes reproduction and sexual health as well.

Pirate Moot this Saturday, at noon.

Pirate News this Sunday. Gather at 7pm to prep.


21:04 <~jokeefe> Agenda:
21:04 <~jokeefe> ids
21:04 <~jokeefe> Anything to add?
21:04 < Malt> nyet!
21:04 < Joe> Ahoy
21:04 <~jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville
21:04 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington
21:04 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
21:06 <~jokeefe> Review
21:06 <~jokeefe> Notes from the Democracy meeting:
21:07 <~jokeefe> Posted how to video and update on Nick’s work
21:09 <~jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements
21:09 <~jokeefe> Testimony on NH HB1273
21:09 < srevilak> Who the heck if flexibility and benefits for mass
21:10 < Malt> i am flat out this week -_-
21:10 < Malt> totally lost monday/tuesday due to the storm, otherwise
        i'd write the testimony
21:10 < srevilak> Oh, I see:
21:10 < Malt> i send an email to the new student organizer
21:10 <~jokeefe> Hearing already happened. Testimony would is mail only.
21:12 <~jokeefe> Good
21:15 <~jokeefe> I will update the etherpad and send the version to the
        list for final review?
21:15 < srevilak> Sounds good
21:16 <~jokeefe> Spend $13/mo on Big Blue Button account
21:16 < srevilak> Motion to spend the money
21:17 <~jokeefe> We have used Big Blue Button for our meetings. It is
        an effective tool
21:17 < Malt> 3nd
21:17 < srevilak> Who's the hosting service?
21:17 < Malt> 2st
21:17 <~jokeefe> is there a 2nd to the motion to spend the money?
21:17 < Malt> 2ned
21:18 < Malt> oh mty lord
21:18 < srevilak> Malt did a 2st, but that's close enough :)
21:18 < Joe> Lol
21:18 <~jokeefe> https://www.meet.coop/
21:19 < srevilak> Looks like a nice org
21:19 <~jokeefe> Cost is $156/yr, which we can more than cover.
21:20 <~jokeefe> Any other discussion?
21:20 < Malt> none here
21:21 < Joe> No objections.
21:21 < srevilak> aye
21:21 <~jokeefe> all in favor?
21:21 < srevilak> Aye
21:21 < Joe> Aye
21:21 <~jokeefe> aye
21:22 <~jokeefe> any opposed?
21:23 <~jokeefe> motion passes 3-0-1
21:24 <~jokeefe> Support Free the Vaccine Protest in April?
21:24 < Joe> Aye
21:25 <~jokeefe> We have in the past
21:25 < srevilak> aye
21:25 <~jokeefe> any opposed?
21:26 < Malt> none here
21:26 < Malt> (sorry elijah had something he needed)
21:27 <~jokeefe> kids, right ;-)
21:27 <~jokeefe> will notify them.
21:27 <~jokeefe> there is a meeting tomorrow. would anyone be able to
        attend it?
21:28 < srevilak> I have time conflicts
21:29 <~jokeefe> It will be at 6pm
21:29 < Joe> What kind of meetingand when?
21:29 < Joe> I willnot be able to, sorry
21:30 < Malt> i also have a conflict, one of my playwriting groups
        meets then
21:31 < srevilak> Is it this group:
21:31 <~jokeefe> will see if I can make it and will email them otherwise.
21:32 <~jokeefe> probably. I heard about it from the software for the
        people boston group
21:35 <~jokeefe> Platform
21:35 <~jokeefe> We were working on
21:37 < Malt> damn whoever wrote that is handsome and smart
21:37 <~jokeefe> truely
21:40 <~jokeefe> I like it, but “Furthermore, faith-based organizations
        have a financial interest in maintaining their profit-generating adoption
        services.” distracts from the broader point
21:40 <~jokeefe> ahoy, Joe
21:40 < Joe> Sorry I d/ced
21:41 < Malt> there's totally an orphan industrial complex
21:41 <~jokeefe> looks like “Furthermore, faith-based organizations
        have a financial interest in maintaining their profit-generating adoption
        services.’ was removed.
21:42 < srevilak> I'm fine with it
21:42 <~jokeefe> So many more orphans than homes that want tham
21:42 < Malt> i cut it
21:43 < srevilak> Speaking of which:
21:44 <~jokeefe> good
21:44 <~jokeefe> took them long enough
21:44 < srevilak> Interesting bit of history I wasn't aware of.
        Not without some parallel in the contemporary world
21:44 <~jokeefe> aye
21:45 <~jokeefe> are we ok with it as is?
21:45 < Joe> Aye
21:46 < Malt> wait
21:46 < Malt> i added a line
21:46 < Malt> at the end
21:46 < Malt> it felt incomplete
21:46 < srevilak> Nice
21:46 <~jokeefe> excellent
21:46 < Malt> :)
21:47 < Malt> Okay now I'm satisfied
21:47 <~jokeefe> all in favor?
21:47 <~jokeefe> aye
21:47 < srevilak> aye
21:47 < Joe> Aye
21:48 <~jokeefe> will take “Malt: Okay now I'm satisfied” as Malt
        saying aye :-)
21:49 <~jokeefe> any opposed?
21:49 < Malt> whups
21:50 < srevilak> Hmm?
21:50 <~jokeefe> motion passes then
21:51 <~jokeefe> Projects
21:51 <~jokeefe> Reminder that we have a monthly Pirate Moot this
        Saturday, January 22nd at noon.
21:52 < Malt> oh cool
21:53 <~jokeefe>
21:53 <~jokeefe> Working on email newsletter for tomorrow
21:53 <~jokeefe> Pirate News this Sunday?
21:54 < Malt> i'll be there
21:54 < Malt> or rather
21:54 < Joe> Aye
21:54 <~jokeefe> For Joe: Pirate News this Sunday?
21:54 < Malt> i've got a comedy semifinals right after
21:54 < Joe> I will be there.
21:54 < srevilak> I'll be there
21:54 <~jokeefe> We will aim to keep it brief. Break a leg
21:54 < Malt> i might be focusing
21:54 < Malt> :) thankee
21:54 < Malt> i'm gonna try not to overthink it
21:55 <~jokeefe> you got this
21:55 < Joe> Yeah, your funny as hell. Just be yourself.
21:56 <~jokeefe> All I got. Anything else?
21:56 < srevilak> Motion to adjourn?
21:56 < Joe> 2nd
21:56 < srevilak> All in favor?
21:56 < Joe> Aye
21:57 <~jokeefe> aye
21:57 < srevilak> aye, and will post transcript
21:57 < Malt> aye