September 19th, 2017 IRC Meeting

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Freedom Rally

Planning doc:


SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act)


Digital Right of Repair

Hearing on the 26th. Details:


Planning for 2018 Elections

Other To Dos

S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017

Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)

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.


  • Review regular IRC meeting day. Poll sent to email list - Sent (jokeefe)
  • email Loomio invite to supporters (jokeefe)
  • set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds)
  • post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak)
  • finish setup of myBB (jokeefe)
  • install mattermost as slack alternative (jokeefe)

Mayfirst is looking at setting up a Discourse instance we could use.

Upcoming Events

See: 2017 calendar


  • jokeefe
  • Mose
  • AsamonDajin


  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • igel
  • papegaai


Had some technical difficulties that had us moving to the Discord instance.

Updated the SESTA statement:




[9:05pm] jokeefe: Joe is having difficulty getting in
[9:07pm] jokeefe: Have you had the opportunity to look at the email I sent out about SESTA and ?
[9:09pm] Pirate_19084: yeah!
[9:09pm] Pirate_19084: i'm haviing trouble understanding the diffrence between SESTA and DMCA
[9:09pm] Pirate_19084: err rather
[9:10pm] jokeefe: there is a bit of overlap
[9:11pm] jokeefe: Joe requests we try the discord server -
[9:11pm] papegaai: Title: Discord (at
[9:13pm] Pirate_19084: Safe harbor provision of the DMCA
[9:14pm] jokeefe: do you want to try it?
[9:15pm] jokeefe: instead of IRC.
[9:16pm] Pirate_19084: are you asking me?
[9:16pm] jokeefe: yes, but perhaps we should just discuss directly.  on that page
[9:17pm] test_user left the chat room. (Quit: - A hand-crafted IRC client)
[9:21pm] Pirate_19084: alright


jokeefe - Today at 9:17 PM
ahoy - shall we just discuss at that page?
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:17 PM
If you select the main deck you should be able to hear me as well
One moment to get caught up.
jokeefe - Today at 9:19 PM
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:20 PM
Ok, ty
Would you like this meeting recorded and posted to Youtube via private site or public?
My computer is getting really hot. I need to shut it down soon.
I am sorry, but I will try to get the problem rectified as soon as possible.
jokeefe - Today at 9:42 PM
no worries. we can finish it via email
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:42 PM
Ok Jamie, let me know if there is anything else I can do.
jokeefe - Today at 9:42 PM
Mose - Today at 9:43 PM
jokeefe - Today at 9:43 PM
Mose - Today at 9:43 PM
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:43 PM
O yeah, I have discord on my phone!
jokeefe - Today at 9:43 PM
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:45 PM
I just realized that I can go for a walk and still be in the meeting!?!?!?!?!
jokeefe - Today at 9:46 PM
the beauty of modern technology
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:47 PM
Lol, right. Get my government to listen to me huff and puff. ^.^
Mose - Today at 9:50 PM
v important
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:53 PM
How did this weekend go?
jokeefe - Today at 9:54 PM
Well. Malt and Matt got a lot of signups on Saturday
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:55 PM
I saw I missed a few calls from Malt.
jokeefe - Today at 9:55 PM
I have them and will enter them to crew
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:57 PM
How do you feel about a weekly broadcast? Pirate Publications?
jokeefe - Today at 9:57 PM
worth a try
perhaps start monthly
AsamonDajin - Today at 9:59 PM
I think a bit will depend on content as well.
jokeefe - Today at 10:01 PM
Mose - Today at 10:02 PM
how long?
AsamonDajin - Today at 10:02 PM
I would also recommend we keep our videos short. I was going to attempt to make the an edited video of the rally to remove the excessive down times.
jokeefe - Today at 10:02 PM
Please do
Mose - Today at 10:05 PM
under ' Pirate Publications'
AsamonDajin - Today at 10:06 PM
Yay! I coined something!
jokeefe - Today at 10:06 PM
AsamonDajin - Today at 10:07 PM
I do my best thinking when in motion.
I swear.
jokeefe - Today at 10:11 PM
Shall we adjourn and take any final updates to the email list?
AsamonDajin - Today at 10:11 PM
I second.
jokeefe - Today at 10:13 PM
Well two in favor at least. Have a good night to you both.
AsamonDajin - Today at 10:17 PM
Good night to both of you as well.
Mose - Today at 10:18 PM