July 24th, 2018 IRC Meeting

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Freedom Rally

Day Against DRM

Party Conference

Video Newsletter


  • Donate Your Vote campaign (jokeefe)
  • S.2823 - A bill to modernize copyright law, and for other purposes - posted. jokeefe will create petition
  • Free Reality Winner - Approved. jokeefe will write a statement
  • US S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017 - Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)
  • MA Bill H.3641: An Act relative to electronic tolling - Approved our opposition to it. Past position is to remove the tolls on the Pike since it has long been paid for. Bill did not get out of committee (jokeefe)

Computer Donations


Other To Dos

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.


  • install a Matrix server (jokeefe)
  • email Loomio invite to supporters (jokeefe)
  • set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds)
  • post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak)

Upcoming Events

  • 7/24, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge
  • 7/25, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
  • 7/31, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge
  • Jul/Aug, Boston-area Chapter Meeting
  • Aug, Democracy/IT meeting. Email info@masspirates.org for the location


  • hvxgr: Tom Rodman / Milwaukee
  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • Malt: samuel capradae, worcester
  • Pirate_Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell


  • ChanServ




[9:04pm] hvxgr: ahoy - Tom Rodman / Milwaukee. I'm steady. Great summer night here.
[9:04pm] Pirate_Joe: Ahoy
[9:06pm] Pirate_Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/July_24th,_2018_IRC_Meeting
[9:06pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:06pm] Malt: samuel capradae, worcester
[9:06pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:07pm] jokeefe: Anything to add?
[9:07pm] Pirate_Joe: Nay
[9:08pm] hvxgr: How do you make IT related decisions, rule by consensus or by committee chair? - This issue is comming up for us in the Green Party here. Any suggestions would be nice.
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Depends on the decision
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Projects
[9:10pm] jokeefe: Freedom Rally
[9:10pm] jokeefe: At the mass mesh net meeting we discussed the idea of setting up a temporary mesh net at Freedom Rally
[9:12pm] jokeefe: Put them up on posts with batteries
[9:12pm] Malt: niiiiiiice!
[9:12pm] Malt: that'd be a hell of a tech demo
[9:12pm] Malt: & stress test
[9:12pm] jokeefe: with signs
[9:13pm] jokeefe: then have a pirate box people can download stuff from
[9:14pm] jokeefe: will need to test it in august
[9:15pm] jokeefe: we could record / live stream setting them up
[9:15pm] Pirate_Joe: Sounds good.
[9:15pm] jokeefe: have a chat board on the pirate box
[9:16pm] Malt: i want to try having iced tea or something
[9:16pm] jokeefe: at the table?
[9:17pm] Malt: if we were going to do a chillout space
[9:17pm] jokeefe: great
[9:18pm] jokeefe: other ideas?
[9:19pm] Pirate_Joe: I am happy with streaming it.
[9:19pm] Malt: share the table with yes on 1 & 3 people?
[9:20pm] Malt: my one thing about streaming is idk if people want to be on camera for a cannabis event
[9:21pm] jokeefe: wasn’t an issue last time, but we could have interviews setup
[9:22pm] Pirate_Joe: Yeah, we had a few good ones.
[9:23pm] Malt: that'lll be sweet
[9:23pm] jokeefe: Can also stream any Day Against DRM event we do
[9:23pm] Malt: try and network with some other orgs
[9:23pm] Malt: that'd be smart
[9:25pm] jokeefe: We can certainly have literature for Qs 1 & 3 people
[9:26pm] Malt: i'll reach out and ask
[9:27pm] jokeefe: thanks
[9:27pm] jokeefe: Day Against DRM - Haven’t heard back from FSF
[9:28pm] Malt: what about the microsoft NERD center folk?
[9:29pm] jokeefe: I haven’t heard back from them. There is a protest on Thu. I plan to go to, and I reached out to them, but haven’t heard back.
[9:29pm] Malt: neat neat neat
[9:29pm] Malt: they're probably a lil busy
[9:29pm] jokeefe: probably
[9:30pm] jokeefe: Thinking of recording the event and possibly streaming it
[9:31pm] Malt: niiiice
[9:32pm] jokeefe: Will reach out to Fight for the Future about it too.
[9:32pm] Malt: i will bbl real quick sorry
[9:32pm] jokeefe: ok
[9:35pm] jokeefe: Pirate_Joe, is there a better day that works for you or is Tuesday still ok?
[9:36pm] Pirate_Joe: It has been due to personal concerns that I have been absent. I am in the middle of my busy season as well so that doesn't help.
[9:36pm] Pirate_Joe: Sorry for the absence
[9:37pm] jokeefe: Hope everything is ok.
[9:38pm] Pirate_Joe: Mostly. Though this 8s a bit of a private matter.
[9:38pm] jokeefe: Of course
[9:40pm] jokeefe: BTW: The today’s MassMesh meeting went well. Looking at setting up some nodes in part of Somerville.
[9:41pm] jokeefe: Should know more this weekend.
[9:41pm] Pirate_Joe: I really like the idea of spreading it at the rally.
[9:44pm] jokeefe: Agreed. Would be good to make it easy for people to sign up.
[9:44pm] jokeefe: Video Newsletter - Do you have time to do another recording?
[9:45pm] Malt: yeah
[9:45pm] Pirate_Joe: This week is rough
[9:45pm] Malt: just lmk when
[9:45pm] Malt: next monday i have a fundraiser
[9:45pm] Malt: i'm raffling tickets for a chance to cut my beard
[9:45pm] Pirate_Joe: Probably in August tbh
[9:45pm] Malt: haha holy shit thats soon
[9:46pm] jokeefe: August is fine with me. when you know when works, just say.
[9:47pm] Pirate_Joe: I will let you know asap
[9:47pm] jokeefe: Thank you
[9:49pm] jokeefe: Party Conference - Sorry. Haven’t checked on locations. Will send out an email this week to people
[9:49pm] Pirate_Joe: Ok
[9:51pm] Malt: is there an arcade bar that would work?
[9:51pm] Malt: quarters in hadley does private events, but it's in hadley...
[9:52pm] jokeefe: The poll said Boston area would be preferred
[9:53pm] Malt: yeah...
[9:55pm] Pirate_Joe: We can do this
[9:55pm] jokeefe: I set up a discussion group on matrix.org, but an figuring out the settings to make it public
[9:58pm] jokeefe: Hope to have it up soon
[9:58pm] Malt: nice
[9:58pm] jokeefe: Anyhow, we are at time.
[9:59pm] jokeefe: Shall we adjourn?
[9:59pm] Pirate_Joe: Motion to adjourn?
[9:59pm] Pirate_Joe: Second
[9:59pm] Malt: aye
[10:00pm] Pirate_Joe: Aye
[10:00pm] hvxgr: Aye/good night all.
[10:00pm] Pirate_Joe: Good night!
[10:00pm] Malt: night!
[10:00pm] Malt left the chat room. (Quit: https://webchat.pirateirc.net/)
[10:00pm] jokeefe: Good night. Will post notes