March 14th, 2017 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Projects On Hold For the Moment
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
Previous work in this area: https://github.com/masspirates/planks
Topics so far:
- Fact Checking Real News vs. Fake News Using the CRAAP Method
- The need for the voice of the people; The need for democracy
- How storytelling and narrative can help raise awareness to issues around privacy, transparency, and overall civil rights in a digital age
- The power of community around technology, music, and art
- Ranked Choice Voting -- what it is, why it is important, and how the statewide educational campaign is progressing
- badmirror.tv - a personalized video broadcasting system that connects viewers with their local and global communities
- Using the lessons learned from Occupy to build a web-enabled democratic movement and platform for future governance
- Cryptocurrency regulations and its effects on privacy, exchangers, and entrepreneurs and why you should be concerned (Lightning Talk)
- Passing local surveillance ordinances
- How to FOIA
Message board application
Local Surveillance Ordinances
Projects On Hold For the Moment
First two of these could be topics for future hackathons.
CCTV Camera Map
Looking at organizing a map-a-thon.
Together Boston Meshnet
MAAPL Fight Foreclosure Campaign
- 3/19, 1:30-4:30pm, Rhode Island Cryptoparty, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
- 3/24, 3-5pm, Annoying Legislators for Freedom: A talk with Alex Marthews, National Director of Restore the 4th, Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston
- 3/25, afternoon, LGBT-focused Cryptoparty (tentative), Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave, Boston
- 3/25-26, 9am-5:30pm, MassAlliance Grassroots Campaign Training, Greater Boston
- 3/25-26, LibrePlanet 2017, MIT, Cambridge
- 3/29, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
See: 2017 calendar
- jokeefe (James O'Keefe)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak)
Local surveillance ordinances. Last night, Arlington BoS should have heard proposal from town manager, re surveillance study group. Town manager's proposal was pretty favorable.
Dedicated hosting MF/PL is a bit beyond our budget. Entry level is $600/year. Instead of discourse, we can look at other software.
We have a number of proposed talks. Want to leave one slot for platform building (via small groups); that leaves three slots, plus lightning talks.
Fundraising. Have almost broken even. That's not ideal, but not bad -- we did outreach.
21:03 < jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/March_14th,_2017_IRC_Meeting 21:03 < papegaai> Title: March 14th, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org) 21:03 < jokeefe> ids 21:03 < jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:03 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, presently residing in Columbia Heights, DC 21:04 < jokeefe> how are things there? 21:05 < srevilak> 2" of wet snow 21:05 < srevilak> was nice during the day, now below freezing and really windy 21:05 < srevilak> not as many surveillance cameras as I would have expected 21:06 < srevilak> except around the FBI building 21:06 < jokeefe> lol 21:06 < jokeefe> maybe they are smaller 21:06 < srevilak> well, all the more reason to contribute to open street map 21:06 < jokeefe> Worcester has a lot of traffic intersection cameras 21:06 < jokeefe> Anything to review? 21:07 < srevilak> Short item 21:07 < srevilak> local surveillance Ordinance. 21:07 < jokeefe> great 21:07 < srevilak> Last night's selectmen meeting should have heard proposal for surveillance study group 21:08 < srevilak> formulated by town manager and myself 21:08 < srevilak> Being out of town, I wasn't able to attend, but can watch video when it's posted 21:08 < srevilak> Town managers proposal to board of selectmen was rather promising, for a study group 21:09 < srevilak> (end of review) 21:10 < jokeefe> thanks 21:10 < jokeefe> Any Decisions/Endorsements? 21:10 < srevilak> nothing here 21:11 < jokeefe> Projects then 21:12 < jokeefe> Planks - Writing blog post / email about discussing it on github for now 21:12 < srevilak> Related to discussion software, heard back from MF/PL regarding dedicated CM 21:12 < srevilak> Related to discussion software, heard back from MF/PL regarding dedicated VM 21:13 < srevilak> seems like that might be out of our budget for now 21:13 < jokeefe> yes, could put it in a budget and try to fundraise for it 21:14 < srevilak> MF/PL seems very willing to negotiate members on need and ability to pay, but $600/year would be a bit much 21:14 < srevilak> $600/year is entry level point 21:14 < jokeefe> Yes 21:15 < jokeefe> So lets see what we can do with other software 21:15 < srevilak> agreed 21:16 < jokeefe> Conference - Posted the topics people have suggested so far 21:17 < srevilak> jokeefe: plank writing could be a good topic for piratecon 21:17 < jokeefe> Yes 21:17 < srevilak> small group discussions, write stuff on big pieces of paper, and tally up afterwards 21:18 < srevilak> seems a good way to get lots of ideas in a short period of time 21:18 < jokeefe> yes 21:19 < srevilak> If we have four 1hr slots, and dedicate 1 of them to building platform, that should leave us with three, no? 21:19 < srevilak> (options for three speakers, panels) 21:19 < jokeefe> Yes 21:20 < jokeefe> plus lightning talks allow for options as well 21:20 < srevilak> agreed 21:21 < jokeefe> WorkBar was too expensive, but a cryptoparty is a possibility 21:21 < srevilak> ok 21:21 < jokeefe> Will get out an announcement about the location out tomorrow. 21:21 < srevilak> thx 21:22 < jokeefe> Fundraising - No update from last meeting. 21:22 < srevilak> So far, I like surveillance ordinances, RVC. 2,3,4 could be presented as one panel 21:22 < srevilak> We've almost broken even on fundraising 21:23 < srevilak> That's not too bad 21:23 < jokeefe> and we still need to follow up with the other potential donors 21:24 < jokeefe> Campaign Workshops - Tuesday, 4/25 works for you? 21:25 < srevilak> Logistics will be a bit tricky, but I can make it work 21:26 < jokeefe> great. I will plan it as well. 21:27 < jokeefe> Could also be a topic at the conference. Might get pizza for lunch and get another hour talk 21:28 < jokeefe> Message board application - any progress? 21:29 < srevilak> Nothing from me, beyond info about dedicated VM hosting 21:30 < srevilak> but it seems like we have other options to explore 21:31 < jokeefe> self hosting loomio looks useful. PPNL used it to write their platform. 21:31 < srevilak> nice 21:32 < jokeefe> Local Surveillance Ordinances - you already covered it for Arlington, no update on Cambridge/Somerville. Will know more Thursday 21:32 < jokeefe> Cryptoparties - Still working on the LGBT cryptoparty date/location 21:33 < jokeefe> That is all I have. Anything else? 21:33 < srevilak> nothing here 21:34 < jokeefe> shall we adjourn, then? 21:34 < srevilak> I did get a good FOIA resonse before I left 21:34 < jokeefe> oh? 21:34 < srevilak> from NSA -- their intranet home page 21:34 < srevilak> will post when I'm back 21:34 < srevilak> Only took three years 21:34 < srevilak> two of them for segregation 21:34 < srevilak> we can adjourn 21:34 < srevilak> motion to adjourn 21:34 < jokeefe> 2nd 21:35 < srevilak> will post transcript 21:35 < jokeefe> have a good night 21:35 < jokeefe> thanks