May 14th, 2015 IRC Meeting
Endorse & Participate in the March against Monsanto?
The March Against Monsanto is a yearly event against corporate control of food. We supported past marches if only over our opposition to bio tech patents & the patenting of life.
Suggest we endorse and turn people out for it.
Goals for 2016
Continuation of our discussion from last meeting. What we have so far:
- Running at least ten candidates for 2016
- Mandatory citizens oversight panels on city with high incidents of police brutality
- Free software in all public schools
- Run at least a cryptoparty a month (from the past)
- Stop TPP/TTIP/Section 215 renewal/etc.
- Help get pro-Pirate issue bills passed in Mass. legislature
- Hold a 2016 PirateCon and have 100 attendees
- Materials - who can coordinate purchase of MAPP flags?
- May 17, noon-4pm, Together Boston Cryptoparty, Danger!Awesome, Cambridge - what will we teach?
- May 21, Cryptoparty, Parts & Crafts, Somerville
- May 23, March against Monsanto, Boston
- May 29-31, Panels for Left Forum, NYC
- Jun. 13, Boston Pride Parade - Sign up form - blog post written & scheduled
- Summer, INEAS org cryptoparty?
- July/Aug, Pirate Picnic, Georges Island?
- Sep. 19 & 20, Freedom Rally - Sign up form - need blog post by July/Aug
Defer to next meeting
- New Materials
- Restore the 4th Bills - Jamie hasn't posted blog post about them. Will this weekend.
- May 2, Point to Point Camp cryptoparty
- May 6, International Day against DRM
- May 17, Together Boston Cryptoparty
- May 21, Cryptoparty, Parts & Crafts, Somerville
- May 29-31, Panels for Left Forum, NYC
- Jun. 13, Boston Pride Parade
- Jun. event?
- Jul. event?
- Aug. event?
- Sep. 19 & 20, Freedom Rally
- Oct. event?
- Nov. event?
- Dec. event?
Every Thu., Digital Fourth meeting, 11:20am-1:30pm, Voltage Cafe, Third Street, Cambridge
- Bluestreak (Lucia Fiero)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA)
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- JLefty (James Slate)
2016 Goals. TPP/TTIP/Section 215 (see above) will likely be a "between now and 2016 goal".
21:04 < jokeefe> ahoy, sorry for being late 21:04 < srevilak> hi jokeefe 21:05 < jokeefe> agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/May_14th,_2015_IRC_Meeting 21:05 < jokeefe> ids, James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:05 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington, MA 21:05 < Bluestreak> Lucia Fiero 21:08 < jokeefe> anyone want to add anything to the agenda? 21:08 < srevilak> agenda looks okay to me 21:09 < jokeefe> Decisions 21:10 < jokeefe> Endorse & Participate in the March against Monsanto? 21:10 < srevilak> aye 21:10 < jokeefe> We have in the past. Monsanto hasn’t gotten any better. 21:10 < srevilak> double aye 21:10 < jokeefe> aye 21:10 < Bluestreak> aye 21:10 < jokeefe> who can make it? I should be able to make it. 21:11 < Bluestreak> I doubt I will have the energy but the spirit is willing. 21:11 < srevilak> I should be able to make it 21:11 < srevilak> want to do a civi event? 21:12 < Bluestreak> What do you mean? 21:12 < jokeefe> yes please, srevilak 21:12 < jokeefe> any opposed? 21:12 < srevilak> Bluestreak: RSVP via masspirates.org/crew (civi = CiviCRM) 21:12 < jokeefe> sign up form. 21:12 < srevilak> jokeefe: will set up event 21:12 < jokeefe> thank you 21:13 < jokeefe> only have a week unfortunately. 21:13 < Bluestreak> Thanks 21:13 < jokeefe> Next: Goals for 2016 21:13 < jokeefe> there is a list. any we decided on that we haven’t included? 21:14 < srevilak> Will "TPP/TTIP/Section 215 renewal" be a viable issue in 2016? 21:14 < srevilak> By then, seems like will have passed, or not 21:15 < jokeefe> in between now and 2016, probably 21:15 < srevilak> ok 21:15 < jokeefe> heh, seems there is some talk of restarting SOPA. 21:16 < jokeefe> ahoy js0000 21:16 < js0000> ahoy! 21:16 < Bluestreak> ahoy John 21:16 < jokeefe> we can generalize to federal issues 21:16 < jokeefe> ahoy aquaticonions 21:16 < aquaticonions> ahoy 21:17 * js0000 will have to find pirate emoji code point 21:17 < jokeefe> lol 21:17 < jokeefe> just looing over Goals for 2016 21:17 < jokeefe> looking 21:17 < jokeefe> looing probably isn’t a good idea 21:18 < aquaticonions> haha indeed 21:19 < jokeefe> any others? 21:20 < jokeefe> start and sustain 30 local chapters 21:20 < srevilak> I think it's a good list 21:21 < jokeefe> other opinions? 21:21 < js0000> very ambitious 21:23 < jokeefe> well a work in progress 21:24 < jokeefe> all in favor? 21:25 < aquaticonions> aye 21:25 < moorejoe> ah I'm here 21:25 < js0000> aye 21:25 < Bluestreak> aye 21:25 < moorejoe> finally made one of these things in "time" 21:25 * js0000 as close as i got: ☠ 21:26 < jokeefe> ahoy moorejoe 21:26 < srevilak> js0000: what's the code point? 21:26 < moorejoe> ahoy, so what's new? 21:26 < js0000> 2620 skull & crossbones 21:26 < jokeefe> agenda - https://masspirates.org/wiki/May_14th,_2015_IRC_Meeting 21:26 < jokeefe> on goals for 2016 21:27 < moorejoe> what did you decide for Monsanto? 21:27 < jokeefe> yes, we are going 21:27 < jokeefe> and endorsing 21:28 < moorejoe> cool 21:28 < moorejoe> is this against GMOs in general or Monsanto in particular 21:28 < moorejoe> because I'm generally in favor of GMOs 21:28 < jokeefe> we don’t like patenting life 21:28 < srevilak> moorejoe: mostly against Monsanto in particular 21:29 < srevilak> (that's my understanding, at least) 21:29 < moorejoe> exactly, I see it as a way to help feed a growing population, but life patents are what bother me most 21:30 < srevilak> not to mention monsanto's abuse of corporate personhood 21:30 < moorejoe> that and suing farmers if they reuse seed, and their monopolistic practices 21:30 < srevilak> yup 21:30 < moorejoe> what are the abuses of personhood? 21:31 < srevilak> using 'freedom of speech' to prevent VT farmers from putting "no gmo" labels on milk 21:31 < Jlefty> sorry I'm late yall. James Slate signing in 21:31 < Bluestreak> ahoy Jamie 21:31 < jokeefe> ahoy Jlefty 21:31 < jokeefe> finishing up goals for 2016 21:32 < srevilak> https://masspirates.org/wiki/May_14th,_2015_IRC_Meeting 21:32 < jokeefe> beat me to it 21:32 < jokeefe> any additions/subtractions/objections? 21:33 < Jlefty> I like it. No additions come to mind 21:34 < aquaticonions> Reusing seed isn't the issue people say it is. Very few farmers have used second-generation seed in a long time, GMO or not. It's just not as good as directly from the company that breeds plants for seed. 21:34 < moorejoe> looks goot to me 21:34 < jokeefe> ok six for, none seemingly against, so passes. 21:35 < jokeefe> Event Planning 21:35 < jokeefe> Materials - who can coordinate purchase of MAPP flags? 21:35 < jokeefe> Bluestreak, did you say you could or did I imagine that? 21:36 < Bluestreak> I said ppl can use the ones we already have 21:36 < Bluestreak> from last year. 21:36 < moorejoe> good* 21:36 < jokeefe> thanks for clarifying 21:39 < Bluestreak> Someone would have to swing by and get them if I am not able to get out eat. 21:39 < Bluestreak> east 21:39 < Bluestreak> We will see how I feel in a couple of weeks. 21:39 < Jlefty> I can get the flags, just tell me where I'm going. I'm gonna be driving into Boston on sat morning 21:40 < srevilak> Jlefty: we'll be staging somewhere in vicinty of copley sq 21:40 < jokeefe> task would be calling up places and getting price quotes based on design. maybe making design or getting someone to do it. have people we could ask. 21:40 < srevilak> won't find out exact place until 1-2 days before parade 21:41 < srevilak> Jlefty: oops, disregard prior comment. Sorry 21:41 < srevilak> jokeefe: to we have pdf or svg of MAPP logo? 21:41 < srevilak> jokeefe: do we have pdf or svg of MAPP logo? 21:42 < jokeefe> svg is up at https://masspirates.org/blog/press 21:42 < jokeefe> need to update our images 21:43 < srevilak> jokeefe: ok, thx 21:44 < moorejoe> did the logo change 21:44 < Jlefty> Is somebody on the hook for finding flags? If not I'll take care of it 21:45 < srevilak> Jlefty: if you can find, we'd deeply appreciate 21:45 < srevilak> moorejoe: no change to logo 21:45 < jokeefe> cafepress sells underwear with designs on it. not sure a MAPP logo would be good, but sitting on an NSA logo might be a big seller 21:46 < js0000> jokeefe: lol 21:46 < jokeefe> thanks Jlefty 21:46 < moorejoe> :) 21:46 < aquaticonions> yes please 21:46 < Jlefty> and what size dimensions are we talking for these flags? 21:46 < Bluestreak> I would wear Pirates on my panties. 21:47 < jokeefe> 3’x5’ seems a good size 21:47 < Jlefty> and how many are we talking? 21:47 < jokeefe> germans do 1m x 1.5m and 2m x 3m 21:48 < jokeefe> get price quotes for different size runs. ten would be good minimum 21:49 < Jlefty> Cool! I'll get looking for graphic design websites. There seems to be a bunch these days that print custom orders. 21:50 < jokeefe> they should have gromets on one side 21:51 < Jlefty> Okay, cool. 21:51 < jokeefe> I believe we have the two upcoming cryptoparties covered. srevilak, the two of us on Sunday? 21:51 < srevilak> will be there on Sunday. Kenda will try to be, if she can get off from work 21:52 < js0000> i know i talked about rapsberry pi tor box 21:52 < js0000> i have not been able to get it to work 21:52 < js0000> so i cannot talk about it 21:52 < js0000> but i will keep trying 21:53 < moorejoe> that sounds pretty neat 21:53 < js0000> yes it's portal of pi at github 21:54 < moorejoe> have you used the beaglebone black, it's a bit faster than the pi 21:54 < jokeefe> someone asked about mobile apps. bittorrent put out bleep - http://www.bleep.pm/ which looks neat. might test it with tcpdump and see what we can see 21:54 < Jlefty> i'll be at our sunday cryptoparty 21:54 < moorejoe> for about $60 21:54 < Bluestreak> John you should attend whether you set it working or not, I think 21:54 < js0000> mobile apps are a definite need 21:54 < Bluestreak> get 21:55 < js0000> ok- i have my son, but i'll see what i can do 21:55 < js0000> it's good to learn crypto no matter the interest ... 21:55 < jokeefe> greeat 21:56 < moorejoe> is this an online thing or more irl 21:56 < jokeefe> irl 21:57 < moorejoe> darn 21:57 < js0000> real life ain't *that* bad ... 21:57 < moorejoe> maybe I'll get to one around here 21:57 < jokeefe> BTW: put up a bunch of posts of late. TPP/USA Freedom Act/cryptoparty 21:57 < jokeefe> Pride post scheduled 21:57 < jokeefe> others are welcome to post of course. 21:58 * srevilak has a couple of FOIA posts to catch up on 21:58 < jokeefe> good 21:58 < jokeefe> Looks like Senate will approve FastTrack 21:58 < jokeefe> so I hear 21:58 < js0000> wall st owns up 21:59 < js0000> er owns US 21:59 < jokeefe> BTW - one of our Left Forum talks is Session 7 on Sun 03:40pm - 05:40pm in Room 1.119 21:59 * js0000 apologizes to dr. freud 21:59 < jokeefe> aye, js0000 since well before 2008 21:59 < moorejoe> I thought it had stalled 21:59 < js0000> false! 22:00 < jokeefe> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150514/14484631002/fast-track-bill-back-fast-track-after-senate-deal.shtml 22:00 < moorejoe> oh dang, this is a recent thing 22:00 < js0000> once again 22:01 < jokeefe> sadly, some of the Dems caved to minimal concessions 22:01 < js0000> i'm turning into pumpkin now 22:01 < jokeefe> yes we are at time. 22:01 < jokeefe> motion to adjourn? 22:01 < Bluestreak> 2nd 22:01 < srevilak> aye 22:01 < moorejoe> I need to go, now, tty all next week 22:01 < jokeefe> all in favor 22:01 < aquaticonions> second 22:01 < Jlefty> second: see some of ya at sundays CP 22:01 < jokeefe> thanks moore joe 22:02 < jokeefe> aye Jlefty 22:02 < Bluestreak> aye 22:02 < jokeefe> aye 22:02 < jokeefe> srevilak, you have the transcript? 22:02 < jokeefe> any opposed? 22:03 < srevilak> jokeefe: will post transcript 22:03 < jokeefe> thank you 22:03 < jokeefe> motion passes 22:03 < jokeefe> good night all! thank you 22:04 < Bluestreak> Night