January 31st, 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
Hearing there is another #NoWallNoBan protest scheduled for this weekend. Could be a good opportunity to hand flyers out especially if we can tell people about an upcoming cryptoparty.
Local Surveillance Ordinances
Starting Local Chapters
MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign
Fundraising & Conference
Message board application
At our last Democracy/IT meeting, we discussed trying out reddit (self-hosted) as a discussion and organizing platform.
Projects On Hold For the Moment
Both of these could be topics for future hackathons.
CCTV Camera Map
Together Boston Meshnet
- 2/18, 2-4pm, Democracy/IT meeting, Arlington
- 2/22, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty
See: 2017 calendar
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- G (Garrett, Lowell)
- puercha (Puer, Somerville)
- unicornjane (Chris)
Last Saturday's #NoBanNoWall protest. Around 25k people turned out in Copley Square. Several pirates turned out. We brought a banner, talked to a bunch of people. For events like these, would be nice to do up custom flyers. Steve will draft something. There's another rally happening this weekend, in Somerville: https://www.facebook.com/events/156443441518875/.
Cambridge allows all residents (including non-us citizens) to vote in local elections. Would be nice to see that spread to other municipalities. Could be something to campaign about this year.
Could also campaign about asset forfeiture.
To summarize (possible campaign items for 2017)
- non-us citizens vote in local elections (and perhaps 16--17 year olds)
- no civil asset forfeitures
- stop the expansion of surveillance
- run for office
Local ordinances. Meeting with Somerville soon. Medford initiative starting up. Arlington warrant article hearing on Feb 6th.
Next cryptoparty is on Feb 22, 2016. Would be nice to write some how-to guides, and open source, so others could use them.
Possible cryptoparty @ Somerville public library on Feb 5th (to dovetail with rally on Feb 4th)? Jamie will try to reserve 1--3pm.
Reddit. Jamie will set up hosting order. Steve will set up access for Puer. Puer will work on setup.
MAAPL. More events coming up, including a local on on (Feb?) 18th. Jamie will send details.
Piratecon. 22 survey participants. 12 for one day, 10 for two conference, 5 for Fri-Sun. Saturday, April 29th was most popular day; second most popular was Sat April 8th. 4 votes in favor of 4/29, with one abstention. Steve will check availability of Tent City community room. Jamie will check availability of Democracy center.
21:01 < jokeefe> agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_31st,_2017_IRC_Meeting 21:01 < papegaai> Title: January 31st, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:02 < jokeefe> ids 21:02 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:02 < jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:02 < jokeefe> anything to add to the agenda? 21:02 < G> Garret, Lowell 21:02 < puercha> Puer, Somerville 21:03 < srevilak> yes, would like to add reddit 21:03 < srevilak> (from last Democracy/IT meeting) 21:04 < puercha> (trying reddit as a low-friction community organization platform) 21:04 < jokeefe> in review? 21:04 < srevilak> probably in projects 21:04 < jokeefe> ok 21:04 < jokeefe> please add it 21:05 < jokeefe> Review 21:05 < jokeefe> #NoBanNoWalls protest went well 21:05 < jokeefe> 25K people 21:05 < G> yuuuge 21:05 < jokeefe> lol 21:06 < jokeefe> ahoy unicornjane 21:06 < unicornjane> it is me Chris 21:06 < jokeefe> agenda https://masspirates.org/wiki/January_31st,_2017_IRC_Meeting 21:06 < papegaai> Title: January 31st, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:06 < jokeefe> Chris from? 21:07 < jokeefe> We had at least 6 people, for short notice 21:07 < jokeefe> at #NoBanNoWalls protest, Chris 21:07 < jokeefe> We are on Review 21:07 < unicornjane> the new guy on your slack 21:07 < jokeefe> oh hi, we also have a Chris from New Hampshire 21:07 < jokeefe> welcome 21:08 < unicornjane> i am the one who uses a diff name each time 21:08 < jokeefe> ok 21:08 < G> tricky tricky 21:08 < unicornjane> security through obsecurity 21:09 < jokeefe> We told a bunch of people about us and showed the flag/banner 21:09 < jokeefe> Endorsements 21:09 < srevilak> jokeefe: agree with what you mentioned agenda, re; flyers 21:10 < jokeefe> custom flyers for the rally would help, especially if they list our upcoming events 21:10 < srevilak> Will try to draft one tomorrow night 21:10 < jokeefe> thanks 21:10 < srevilak> I can easily run off 100 or so copies at home 21:10 < jokeefe> haven’t heard of another big one, but there is one on Saturday in Somerville 21:10 < unicornjane> ovenbirdmash on slack 21:12 < unicornjane> March for Science doesn't have a date yet 21:12 < jokeefe> hmm… looking for an invite link on slack 21:12 < G> is there a state level legislation we can push to counter the federal gov? 21:12 < srevilak> jokeefe: do you have details for Saturday's Somerville event? 21:12 < jokeefe> looking 21:13 < jokeefe> https://www.facebook.com/events/156443441518875/ 21:13 < papegaai> Title: We are One Somerville: Sanctuary City Rally (at www.facebook.com) 21:13 < jokeefe> Somerville High 10 AM - 12 PM 21:15 < jokeefe> Having flyers for it would be great. Will email people in the area. 21:15 < jokeefe> Calls would also be good, if only for Somerville 21:15 < G> what is our call to action? 21:15 < srevilak> G: federal gov't has jurisdiction for 100 miles around the border. 21:16 < G> yes i know about the constitution free zone 21:16 < srevilak> Not sure what could be done on state level. But lots of municipalities doing sanctuary city declarations 21:16 < G> and i also know federal law trumps state 21:16 < jokeefe> Well the GOP thinks otherwise when they aren’t in power … ;) 21:16 < G> the GOP aren't our only rivals 21:17 < jokeefe> tis true 21:17 < jokeefe> suggestions? 21:17 < srevilak> Cambridge allows any resident (even non us citizens) to vote in local elections (e.g., school board). Would be nice to see that in other cities & towns 21:18 < jokeefe> what, no taxation without representation? 21:18 < jokeefe> has a revolutionary feel to it 21:19 < G> not sure what can be done, just triyng to flesh out a mission to rally people to our banners 21:20 < srevilak> I'd like to see what MA towns do this year, re: sanctuary city & trust act. Perhaps we can get a read for that 21:20 < jokeefe> protect your privacy seems relevant 21:20 < jokeefe> 2/22, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty 21:20 < G> aye. i was thinking Article 14 protections maybe... against search and seizure 21:20 < jokeefe> no asset forfeiture 21:21 < G> oh i hate that. let's get em 21:21 < srevilak> Ah yes, asset forfeiture. 21:21 < G> and they call us the pirates 21:21 < G> psssssh 21:21 < G> :P 21:21 < srevilak> :) 21:21 < jokeefe> heard a friend had her rent money taken by the police because it was in the possession of a friend who was arrested 21:21 < jokeefe> stop surveillance 21:22 < jokeefe> can get some pictures of somerville CCTV cameras 21:22 < jokeefe> enough of them going up. 21:22 < jokeefe> so summary: 21:22 < unicornjane> (the crypto party, what is The Sprouts?) 21:23 < jokeefe> educational makerspace of a sort 21:23 < srevilak> unicornjane: sprouts = makerspace @ 339R Summer St, Somerville 21:23 < jokeefe> 1. non us citizens should be able to vote in local elections (I would add 16 & 17 yearolds) 21:24 < jokeefe> 2. no civil asset forfeitures 21:24 < unicornjane> this? http://thesprouts.org/ 21:24 < papegaai> Title: sprout & co :: making science a cultural activity since 2008 (at thesprouts.org) 21:24 < jokeefe> aye 21:24 < unicornjane> thx 21:24 < jokeefe> 3. stop the expansion of city surveillance 21:24 < jokeefe> & events 21:25 < jokeefe> did I miss anything? 21:25 < srevilak> 4. Run for office 21:26 < jokeefe> ok 21:27 < jokeefe> would you put up a pad and we can hash out the text? layout by Thu. Print on Fri. 21:27 < srevilak> sure. Will send out 21:28 < jokeefe> thank you 21:29 < jokeefe> please send it to the villepirates list as well 21:29 < jokeefe> so we have a plan 21:29 < jokeefe> Projects 21:30 < jokeefe> Local Surveillance Ordinances - Meeting with city soon. Medford starting up. Arlington got mentioned in the local paper. 21:31 < srevilak> Re: Arlington. Send testimony statement to board of selectmen today. Hearing on Feb 6th 21:31 < srevilak> s/Send/Sent/ 21:31 < jokeefe> should we record that? 21:31 < jokeefe> or would that not be viewed favorably 21:32 < srevilak> Arlington Selectmen meetings are recorded by ACMi (local access CATV) 21:32 < srevilak> http://vod.acmi.tv/ 21:33 < srevilak> In arlington, people are welcome to record public meetings, as long as they announce intent to do so beforehand 21:33 < srevilak> I've seen lots of people record stuff with cell phones @ BoS meetings 21:34 < jokeefe> ok. could be something we could put up on the web 21:34 < srevilak> Yes 21:34 < jokeefe> we can figure it out later 21:36 < jokeefe> Cryptoparties - Somerville on 2/22 21:36 < jokeefe> Talked with a journalist about doing one for journalist. will work to setup a date 21:37 < jokeefe> a few listed at cryptoparty.in/boston or https://masspirates.org/wiki/2017_Event_Calendar 21:37 < papegaai> Title: 2017 Event Calendar - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:37 < jokeefe> The thing I am seeing is we don’t have enough people to teach them and/or have materials we can give out 21:38 < jokeefe> suggested on cryptoparty list that we have open source howto guides for different tools/techniques, and have gotten some interest 21:38 < jokeefe> we could print out our own copies with our contact info, but open source so others could do that as well. 21:40 < puercha> that would be great to have 21:40 < jokeefe> somerville central library is available on sunday the 8th. 21:41 < jokeefe> auditorium that is 21:41 < puercha> for a cryptoparty you mean? 21:41 < unicornjane> Updated https://www.cryptoparty.in/boston 21:41 < jokeefe> aye 21:41 < papegaai> Title: boston [CryptoParty.] (at www.cryptoparty.in) 21:41 < srevilak> Sunday - the 8th of what month? 21:41 < jokeefe> this 21:42 < puercha> (Feb you mean) 21:42 < jokeefe> ties to the event saturday 21:42 < srevilak> Sunday is Feb 5th 21:42 < srevilak> ? 21:43 < jokeefe> yes sorry, was looking at the wrong month 21:43 < jokeefe> 5th is open as well 21:43 < jokeefe> anyone game? 21:44 < puercha> i'd like to come 21:44 < srevilak> I could probably do something on Sun 21:45 < puercha> Sunday morning works for me 21:45 < jokeefe> we can keep it short. try to stream line it 21:46 < jokeefe> sunday it is open 1-5pm 21:46 < puercha> i can do 1pm 21:46 < srevilak> 1pm works for me too 21:46 < jokeefe> 1-3pm? 21:46 < srevilak> sure 21:46 < puercha> ok 21:47 < jokeefe> ok, I will schedule it tonight 21:47 < jokeefe> thanks 21:47 < jokeefe> Starting Local Chapters - how goes G? 21:48 < G> i have no update. i haven't had time to make more phone calls 21:48 < srevilak> jokeefe: since we have puercha here (& 13 min left), could we jump to reddit? 21:48 < jokeefe> sure 21:49 < puercha> at the last IT meeting we talked about a better community organization platform 21:49 < jokeefe> aye 21:49 < srevilak> was thinking we could set up w/ a separate hosting order, as discuss.masspirates.org or talk.masspirates.org, or reddit.masspirates.org 21:49 < puercha> one which would allow the community to self organize without the use of maling lists 21:50 < jokeefe> yes, puercha 21:50 < puercha> yes and i'd be happy to fork the reddit source code and set up a system on the masspirates domain 21:50 < jokeefe> cool 21:50 < srevilak> thank you! 21:51 < jokeefe> puercha, you wanted to be added to the democracy list, yes? 21:51 < srevilak> puercha: could you send me a public ssh key? 21:51 < jokeefe> srevilak, I have a variation of the hosting order, that I will send to democracy list 21:51 < puercha> i'll send you a key 21:51 < srevilak> ok 21:52 < jokeefe> anything to decide on this topic? 21:52 < srevilak> unicornjane: would you like to help with setup and/or testing? 21:53 < unicornjane> of the reddit? 21:53 < srevilak> jokeefe: if you can set up hosting order, I can add puercha's ssh key 21:53 < jokeefe> ok 21:54 < unicornjane> i would find it interesting in seeing how setting up reddit works, ya 21:54 < puercha> not familiar with IRC - supports file transfer yes? 21:54 < jokeefe> puercha, you could email it. srevilak takes encrypted email 21:54 < jokeefe> quick MAAPL update - have events, will post them, hopefully one locally on the 18th. 21:55 < srevilak> yes, email attachment for public key would be fine 21:56 < jokeefe> I would like to move to Fundraising & Conference with the four minutes we have 21:56 < srevilak> ok 21:57 < jokeefe> we got 22 participants in our survey 21:57 < jokeefe> 12 for one day, 10 for two conference, 5 for Fri-Sun 21:58 < jokeefe> On the topic of When Should we hold piratecon 2017? 21:58 < jokeefe> Saturday, April 8th 13 21:58 < jokeefe> Sunday, April 9th 7 21:58 < jokeefe> Saturday, April 29th 16 21:58 < jokeefe> Sunday, April 30th 12 21:58 < puercha> (what does MAAPL stand for?) 21:58 < jokeefe> massachusetts alliance for predatory lending 21:58 < jokeefe> they fight illegal foreclosures 21:58 < jokeefe> which sadly is many if not most of them 21:59 < srevilak> puercha: Massachusetts Alliance against predatory lending (anti-forclosure advocacy) 21:59 < jokeefe> The problem with the 29th/30th is it over laps with Mass Alliance candidate training 21:59 < puercha> piratecon 2017 is hosted by masspirates? do pirates in other states / countries attend? 21:59 < jokeefe> they have in the past 22:00 < puercha> cool 22:00 < puercha> how many people usually show up? 22:00 < jokeefe> varies 22:00 < srevilak> 20--35 is typical 22:00 < jokeefe> but we want 100+ 22:00 < puercha> yeah 22:01 < puercha> cool 22:01 < srevilak> April 8th then? 22:01 < jokeefe> well more votes went for the 29th, and that gives us more time 22:01 < srevilak> I agree 22:02 < jokeefe> there are other mass alliance trainings 22:02 < srevilak> IIRC, mass alliance also has training on 3/4 22:02 < jokeefe> and during libreplanet and in may 22:02 < srevilak> So, April 29th then? 22:02 < jokeefe> 2nd 22:03 < srevilak> all in favor? 22:03 < puercha> 29th works for me 22:03 < jokeefe> G, unicornjane? 22:03 < unicornjane> (not voting) 22:03 < jokeefe> I am fine with either 29th or 8th 22:04 < G> aye 29 is fine 22:04 < jokeefe> 29th it is 22:04 < jokeefe> will announce 22:04 < G> 28 is a friday so that is no good. i'll never make it 22:04 < jokeefe> srevilak, would you talk with our last site? 22:04 < jokeefe> and see if they are available? 22:04 < srevilak> sure, I can do that 22:04 < jokeefe> thanks 22:04 < srevilak> we're at time. Motion to adjourn 22:05 < jokeefe> Will check demo center 22:05 < jokeefe> 2nd 22:05 < jokeefe> all in favor? 22:05 < G> aye 22:05 < srevilak> aye 22:05 < jokeefe> thanks for your help, G, puercha, unicornjane 22:05 * srevilak will post transcript