August 12th, 2020 IRC Meeting
- 1 Review
- 2 Decisions/Endorsements
- 3 Projects
- 4 Tabled Projects
- 5 Upcoming Events
- 6 Participants
- 7 Summary
- 8 Minutes
"Question 1 (2020) would require manufacturers that sell motor vehicles equipped with telematics systems to install a standardized open data platform beginning with model year 2022. Vehicle owners could then access telematics system data through a mobile device application and then give consent for independent repair facilities to access that data and send commands to the system for repair, maintenance, and diagnostic testing. Currently, the 2013 "right to repair law" exempts telematics systems from wireless accessibility by vehicle owners and independent repair facilities."
There are only two ballot questions in 2020 and we already support the Question 2: RCV
S.4051 - Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act
bill text - Suggest oppose
FCC comment period for the “Censor the Internet” Executive Order
The FCC recently opened a comment period on Trump's “Censor the Internet” Executive Order, to gut Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and allow FCC chairman Ajit Pai to police online free speech. Comments can be posted at Docket RM-11862.
Draft and post statement and post for others to use in their filings?
Goals for Q3 2020:
- Organize meetups
- Revise platform
- Organize Fundraiser
- Organize candidate trainings
- Legislature extended session
- Push to get Right to Repair bill to a vote.
- Some of facial recognition moratorium is in the police reform bill
- Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 7pm unless changed
Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)
Set for 8/29, 11am-1pm
- Surveillance Mapping Event
- Boston (jokeefe) - Sept 12th
- Worcester (Malt) - Oct 17th
- Party Conference - Fall
- 2021 Boston Pride Festival
- table booked
- setup signup sheet
- Need to purchase insurance
- Need volunteer sign up form
- Tie to an activity, mapping the CCTV cameras in Boston or along the Pride parade route?
Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion
Other To Do
- Application to PPI
- Statement on Archive.org Suit
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.
- Every Tuesday, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, on-line
- 8/13, noon-1pm, [Link to the live stream is https://youtu.be/MjWAi5Xb0Zw EARN IT Act Call-a-thon, on-line]
- 8/29, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line
- 9/12, Boston Surveillance Mapping Outing
- 10/17, Worcester Surveillance Mapping Outing
- Fall, Party Conference
- Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlignton)
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
Unanimous support in favor of open access to vehicle telematics systems.
Unanimous opposition to S.4051 - Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act.
Retaining section 230 protections. Support, 2-0-1 (Job abstains) https://www.axios.com/fcc-takes-next-step-on-trumps-social-media-executive-order-3e83e54e-1399-4757-85dc-ad6d1f218511.html
EARN IT act. Petition is up. jokeefe and Malt organizing a call-a-thon tomorrow.
Next pirate news recording. Sunday 7pm.
Pirate tech meeting. Next one schedule for Aug 29th
Survey form for next piratecon. https://masspirates.org/crew/forms/2020-pirate-party-conference-questionnaire
Computer donations. Wish foundation has suspended taking donations. Joe donated last group of hardware to a church group.
21:07 <@jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/August_12th,_2020_IRC_Meeting 21:07 <@jokeefe> ids 21:07 <@jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:07 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:07 <@jokeefe> Anything to add? 21:07 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlignton 21:08 < Joe> Nothing for me 21:09 < srevilak> nothing to add 21:09 <@jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements 21:09 <@jokeefe> Question 1: Right to Repair 21:09 < srevilak> Motion support 21:09 < Joe> 3rd 21:10 <@jokeefe> All in favor? 21:10 < srevilak> aye 21:10 <@jokeefe> aye 21:10 < Joe> aye 21:10 <@jokeefe> Any opposed? 21:11 <@jokeefe> Motion to endorse passes 21:11 <@jokeefe> S.4051 - Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act 21:11 <@jokeefe> Seems like an oxymoron 21:12 < srevilak> Oppose, beyond ("if you can crack it, you can have it") 21:14 < Joe> I am also opposed. This goes against what we pirates stand for. Privacy and decency for all. 21:14 <@jokeefe> If you add a secret backdoor for gov. it won’t remain one for long, and even if it does, the NSA will use it for mass surveillance 21:15 <@jokeefe> I oppose as well. Any who don’t wish to oppose it? 21:15 < Joe> listening to the podcast right now. <3 21:15 < srevilak> motion to oppose 21:16 <@jokeefe> 2nd 21:16 <@jokeefe> all in favor of opposing? 21:17 < srevilak> aye 21:17 < Joe> aye 21:17 <@jokeefe> aye 21:17 < srevilak> That is a unanimous vote and I so declare it 21:17 <@jokeefe> motion passes 21:17 <@jokeefe> FCC comment period for the “Censor the Internet” Executive Order 21:17 < srevilak> Motion to oppose 21:18 < Joe> link? 21:18 <@jokeefe> https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?proceedings_name=RM-11862&sort=date_disseminated,DESC 21:18 <@jokeefe> that is the docket, but there isn’t any text. 21:18 <@jokeefe> 177 comments though 21:19 <@jokeefe> Fight for the future is urging people to comment. 21:20 <@jokeefe> https://www.axios.com/fcc-takes-next-step-on-trumps-social-media-executive-order-3e83e54e-1399-4757-85dc-ad6d1f218511.html 21:21 <@jokeefe> “The FCC asked the public Monday to weigh in on the request to review the liability shield, known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The request came from the Commerce Department, as directed by Trump under the executive order." 21:22 <@jokeefe> “Asking for input first means it will be at least 45 days of gathering comments before the agency can even start the rulemaking process. Then, it will have to draft a proposal and take months to gather more public input before it can finalize and enact rules.” 21:23 <@jokeefe> 2nd srevilak’s motion to oppose 21:23 <@jokeefe> any more need of discussion? 21:24 < Joe> I still need to know more before I voice either way. I will trust both of your judgement on this matter. 21:24 < Joe> Abstain 21:24 < srevilak> So 2--0--1 21:25 <@jokeefe> Motion passes 21:25 <@jokeefe> Projects 21:25 <@jokeefe> Bills 21:26 <@jokeefe> EARN IT Act petition is up and Malt and I are scheduled for the call-a-thon tomorrow at noon. 21:27 <@jokeefe> Don’t have any other bill updates 21:27 <@jokeefe> Video Newsletter/Podcast - Sunday 7pm still good? 21:28 < Joe> Looks like it. I'll let you know if that changes. 21:28 < Joe> I have more help on the weekends at this point. 21:29 <@jokeefe> Glad to hear it. 21:29 < srevilak> will be there Sunday 7pm 21:29 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:30 <@jokeefe> Tech meeting set for 8/29. Setup registration link. emailed it out to the list. Post will be up in a few days. Will email anc list as well. 21:31 <@jokeefe> Regional Meetings/Events 21:31 <@jokeefe> Finished a draft party conference survey. 21:32 <@jokeefe> Emailed it for review. Please look it over, tonight preferably as I want to get it out with the next email out tomorrow/tonight. 21:34 <@jokeefe> It is at https://masspirates.org/crew/forms/2020-pirate-party-conference-questionnaire 21:34 <@jokeefe> Does it look ok? 21:34 < srevilak> looks great 21:35 < Joe> ^ 21:35 <@jokeefe> ok will put it out 21:36 <@jokeefe> will setup registration pages for the Surveillance Mapping Events 21:37 < srevilak> One suggestion: "How would you prefer to get to the conference" 21:37 < srevilak> Perhaps add "Videoconference" (to accomodate not in person option) 21:37 <@jokeefe> ok 21:37 <@jokeefe> will do 21:38 <@jokeefe> Any update on computer donations? 21:39 < Joe> Yes, They stopped accepting donations at this time. Rerouting the tablets through a local church's nuns to help the homeless. 21:39 < Joe> Still working out the details of the drop though, 21:39 <@jokeefe> thanks 21:39 < srevilak> Joe: nice 21:40 <@jokeefe> That is all I have 21:40 < srevilak> Nothing to add here 21:40 < Joe> Same, motion to adjourn 21:40 <@jokeefe> 2nd 21:40 <@jokeefe> all in favor? 21:40 < srevilak> aye 21:41 < srevilak> will post transcript 21:41 < Joe> aye 21:41 <@jokeefe> aye 21:41 <@jokeefe> thanks, srevilak. 21:41 <@jokeefe> good night all