March 7th, 2017 IRC Meeting

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Review

Decisions/Endorsements

Projects

Planks

Previous work in this area: https://github.com/masspirates/planks

Conference

Fundraising

Campaign Workshops

Message board application

Local Surveillance Ordinances

Cryptoparties

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

Upcoming Events

See: 2017 calendar

Participants

  • srevilak: Steve Revilak, ARlington
  • jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • Moses
  • random_letter: G- Lowell
  • ovenbirdmash: Chris Foran - Roxbury


Observers

  • davidd
  • igel
  • Portable_Cheese
  • sankey

Summary

Moses described a project he is working on to get public domain crafting instructions into libraries:

  • first freeing documents that are being falsely protected, i.e products with overreaching copyright notices
  • second part is formatting and preparing and working with libraries
  • mostly been preparing jurisprudance and legal framework

We have raised $280 from 5 people.

To Dos

Minutes

 

[9:08pm] jokeefe: Agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/March_7th,_2017_IRC_Meeting
[9:08pm] papegaai: Title: March 7th, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org)
[9:08pm] jokeefe: ids please
[9:08pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:09pm] random_letter: G- Lowell
[9:09pm] srevilak: Steve Revilak, ARlington
[9:09pm] srevilak: jokeefe: I guess you're changing that one 
[9:09pm] jokeefe: and will again
[9:11pm] jokeefe: done
[9:11pm] jokeefe: Anything to review?
[9:12pm] random_letter: the world is exploding
[9:13pm] random_letter: we all been watching these Vault 7 things? crazy
[9:13pm] random_letter: but i tthink i'm digressing.
[9:14pm] jokeefe: It is pretty significant
[9:14pm] Moses: can I add something
[9:14pm] jokeefe: ok
[9:15pm] Moses: I would breifly like to discribe a project i'm working on to get public domain crafting instructions into libraries
[9:16pm] jokeefe: sure
[9:16pm] random_letter: do it up
[9:16pm] Moses: now?
[9:17pm] jokeefe: do you want to talk about it at PirateCon?
[9:17pm] Moses: can i skype in ?
[9:17pm] ovenbirdmash joined the chat room.
[9:18pm] ovenbirdmash: Chris Foran - Roxbury
[9:18pm] jokeefe: ahoy ovenbirdmash
[9:18pm] jokeefe: we could see Moses
[9:18pm] jokeefe: Could you describe your project Moses?
[9:19pm] Moses: Its a two parter
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/March_7th,_2017_IRC_Meeting
[9:19pm] papegaai: Title: March 7th, 2017 IRC Meeting - Mass Pirate Wiki (at masspirates.org)
[9:19pm] Moses: first freeing documents that are being falsely protected
[9:19pm] Moses: i.e products with overreaching copyright notices
[9:20pm] Moses: second part is formatting and preparing and working with libraries
[9:20pm] Moses: i've just started
[9:20pm] Moses: i've mostly been preparing jursprudance and legal farmework
[9:21pm] jokeefe: cool
[9:23pm] jokeefe: Projects
[9:23pm] jokeefe: Planks: at the last meeting we agreed to update our platform
[9:23pm] jokeefe: we started at  https://github.com/masspirates/planks
[9:23pm] papegaai: Title: GitHub - masspirates/planks: A place to define the Massachusetts Pirate Party planks (platform) (at github.com)
[9:24pm] random_letter: that's a lot of stuff
[9:25pm] random_letter: how do we maintain the center with so many planks? 
[9:26pm] jokeefe: need a way have people comment and decide how to update
[9:26pm] jokeefe: loomio is open source
[9:27pm] random_letter: what's loomio?
[9:29pm] random_letter: i'm reading these planks.... erm... we don't have a parliament in the US
[9:30pm] jokeefe: yes, there needs to be some editing
[9:30pm] jokeefe: It came from the german pirates
[9:30pm] jokeefe: https://www.loomio.org/
[9:30pm] papegaai: Title: Loomio | Make Decisions Together (at www.loomio.org)
[9:31pm] random_letter: some, indeed
[9:31pm] random_letter:
[9:31pm] ovenbirdmash left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds)
[9:32pm] jokeefe: Conference - Have 5 people ask to be speakers
[9:32pm] ovenbirdmash joined the chat room.
[9:32pm] jokeefe: srevilak booked us the Community church
[9:32pm] random_letter: what was the date again, i'll put it in my calendar
[9:33pm] jokeefe: 4/29 10am-6pm
[9:34pm] random_letter: word
[9:35pm] jokeefe: Fundraising
[9:37pm] jokeefe: We have raised $280 from 5 people
[9:37pm] jokeefe: srevilak, any others come in in the mail?
[9:41pm] srevilak: nothing else
[9:42pm] jokeefe: we have a potential place/date for an April campaign workshop, but may need to move it again
[9:43pm] jokeefe: Message board application/Tech meeting update?
[9:46pm] jokeefe: do we have the date for the next one?
[9:48pm] ovenbirdmash left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds)
[9:48pm] jokeefe: I don’t have any update on the Somerville local surveillance ordinance
[9:50pm] jokeefe: Cryptoparties are doing well
[9:52pm] jokeefe: That is all I have
[9:53pm] random_letter: word
[9:53pm] random_letter: i have nothing to add to the "official business" 
[9:56pm] random_letter: so how about all this Russophobia?
[9:56pm] random_letter: i posted a link about it on the page... to interesting results. lol
[9:57pm] jokeefe: gotta keep the war merchants happy
[9:57pm] jokeefe: anything else?
[9:57pm] random_letter: what else? 
[9:59pm] jokeefe: enjoying the CIA hacking revelations
[9:59pm] random_letter: yo i told you the toasters were listening
[9:59pm] random_letter: and the cars are trying to kill us
[9:59pm] random_letter: lol
[9:59pm] random_letter: but noooooooooooo
[10:00pm] jokeefe: only way to keep your tv from spying on you is don’t connect it to the internet
[10:01pm] random_letter: well, if you have a wifi enabled device it still connects on back channels you don't know about. so the only way is to not have the ability to connect.
[10:01pm] jokeefe: unplug it
[10:01pm] jokeefe: yeah, hastings death looked weird
[10:01pm] random_letter: sure, well that works until you want to use it 
[10:02pm] jokeefe: thing is that the tech isn’t for nations only
[10:02pm] random_letter: chinese corporations were using toasters to spy on US businesses
[10:02pm] jokeefe: and fridges 
[10:02pm] random_letter: McAfee was warning about it in 2016 during his campaign attempt
[10:03pm] random_letter: literally anything that can connect to a network will do so
[10:04pm] ovenbirdmash joined the chat room.
[10:04pm] jokeefe: don’t even need to be hackable to be useful to a bot net
[10:04pm] jokeefe: any how, motion to adjourn?
[10:05pm] random_letter: all this stuff parliament stuff
[10:05pm] random_letter: aye seconded, your motion
[10:05pm] random_letter:
[10:05pm] random_letter: there be barely three of us to parlay, anyways
[10:05pm] ovenbirdmash: Wasn't George Clinton in that group?
[10:05pm] random_letter:
[10:06pm] jokeefe: well, we can edit that
[10:06pm] jokeefe: all in favor of adjourning?
[10:06pm] ovenbirdmash: yup
[10:06pm] random_letter: nay
[10:06pm] random_letter:
[10:07pm] jokeefe: funny letter
[10:07pm] random_letter: actually i meant that i was in favor. yay
[10:07pm] random_letter:
[10:07pm] jokeefe: I got the transcript
[10:07pm] srevilak: thanks, jokeefe
[10:08pm] jokeefe: thanks all