June 12th, 2018 IRC Meeting

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  • MassMesh Progress



Video Newsletter

Party Conference

  • Sent out the last notification


  • Donate Your Vote campaign (jokeefe)
  • S.2823 - A bill to modernize copyright law, and for other purposes - posted. jokeefe will create petition
  • Free Reality Winner - Approved. jokeefe will write a statement
  • US S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017 - Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)
  • MA Bill H.3641: An Act relative to electronic tolling - Approved our opposition to it. Past position is to remove the tolls on the Pike since it has long been paid for. Bill did not get out of committee (jokeefe)

Computer Donations


Other To Dos

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.


  • 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 slack alternative (jokeefe)

Upcoming Events

  • 6/16, Boston Area Pirate Meetup, 11am-1pm, Somerville
  • 6/18, evening, Pirate News recording on Password Security
  • 6/19, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge
  • 6/26, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge
  • 6/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
  • July, Democracy/IT meeting. Email info@masspirates.org for the location



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[9:17pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/June_12th,_2018_IRC_Meeting
[9:17pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:18pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:18pm] Pirate_Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:18pm] Malt: sam capradae, worcester
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Anything to add?
[9:19pm] Pirate_Joe: Nothing we have not discussed over signal
[9:20pm] Malt: just that i'd like to make those blog posts sometime this week
[9:20pm] Pirate_Joe: I would be happy to continue the videos during our break
[9:20pm] jokeefe: put them up when you can.
[9:20pm] jokeefe: Review
[9:20pm] jokeefe: MassMesh Progress
[9:21pm] jokeefe: They are moving forward, but finding the right hardware is taking more time.
[9:21pm] jokeefe: Still moving forward
[9:21pm] jokeefe: Decisions/Endorsements
[9:22pm] jokeefe: BTW: These are the devices they have working to a degree - https://massmesh.org/wiki/index.php?title=Devices
[9:22pm] Pirate_Joe left the chat room. (Quit: https://webchat.pirateirc.net/)
[9:23pm] Pirate_Joe joined the chat room.
[9:23pm] Malt: wb
[9:23pm] Pirate_Joe: Not sure when I left.
[9:23pm] jokeefe: nothing happened while you were away
[9:24pm] jokeefe: EU link tax/copyright censor wall trying to be sneaked through
[9:24pm] jokeefe: Would be very bad
[9:25pm] jokeefe: helping large firms, copyright censorship, preventing people from linking
[9:25pm] jokeefe: links are at https://masspirates.org/wiki/June_12th,_2018_IRC_Meeting#Decisions.2FEndorsements
[9:26pm] Malt: ugh
[9:27pm] jokeefe: there isn’t much we can do besides exhort EU members to tell their MEPs no, but if it passes it will do a lot of damage
[9:27pm] jokeefe: write a statement opposing it?
[9:28pm] Malt: cosign statements released by EU pirates?
[9:29pm] Pirate_Joe: Showing support for our mates across the pond seems like a good idea.
[9:30pm] Malt: i think i've got time tomorrow
[9:31pm] jokeefe: Could post Julia Reda’s post: https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyourinternet/
[9:33pm] jokeefe: does that work?
[9:34pm] Pirate_Joe: Sounds good to me.
[9:34pm] jokeefe: Malt?
[9:37pm] Malt: works!
[9:37pm] jokeefe: ok, I will post it today or tomorrow morning
[9:38pm] Malt:
[9:38pm] jokeefe: Upcoming meetings
[9:39pm] jokeefe: I won’t be at several of the upcoming meetings. Wanted to see what you all wanted to do
[9:39pm] jokeefe: I can make next Tuesday’s meeting.
[9:40pm] Pirate_Joe: I am happy to do them but my company is really taking off so I can go either way on it.
[9:40pm] Malt: i've got classes
[9:40pm] Malt: i can attend, not sure when i'll be home
[9:41pm] Pirate_Joe: I want to get my company doing well but also know this is important as well.
[9:41pm] jokeefe: Meet next meeting and then cancel the next two?
[9:42pm] Pirate_Joe: Sure.
[9:42pm] Malt: ok
[9:43pm] jokeefe: ok. Will send the updates.
[9:43pm] jokeefe: Projects
[9:43pm] Pirate_Joe left the chat room. (Quit: https://webchat.pirateirc.net/)
[9:44pm] Pirate_Joe joined the chat room.
[9:44pm] jokeefe: Video Newsletter - We have the recording on password security
[9:45pm] Malt: neat
[9:45pm] Pirate_Joe: You already did it?
[9:45pm] jokeefe: no
[9:46pm] jokeefe: scheduled for Monday
[9:46pm] Pirate_Joe: O, lol
[9:46pm] jokeefe: Pirate_Joe, would you and Malt continue with them for the two weeks after?
[9:46pm] Pirate_Joe: I misread that.
[9:47pm] Malt: ill be occupied on the 18th
[9:47pm] jokeefe: have fun
[9:47pm] Malt: thx!
[9:48pm] Pirate_Joe: I planned to do a few solo videos under the understanding the Malt was busy. I was even planning on getting out and doing interviews.
[9:48pm] Malt: do it up!
[9:48pm] jokeefe: Cool. Will get you the credentials.
[9:48pm] Pirate_Joe: Thank you.
[9:49pm] jokeefe: Party Conference - Sent out another notification last week. Will post the results on Thursday.
[9:49pm] jokeefe: That is all I have.
[9:49pm] Pirate_Joe: Can I add a quick note on the conference?
[9:50pm] jokeefe: sure
[9:50pm] Pirate_Joe: I would be happy to reach out to the elks club to have it there in Winthrop. Right next to the beach
[9:51pm] Pirate_Joe: Elks is the cheapest option I have found and will have parking.
[9:52pm] Malt: collective or co-work space?
[9:52pm] Malt: city park?
[9:52pm] jokeefe: Let’s consider all options, so please find out more info, Pirate_Joe.
[9:53pm] Pirate_Joe: Will do for the next meeting.
[9:54pm] jokeefe: Thanks
[9:54pm] jokeefe: If there is nothing more, shall we adjourn?
[9:54pm] Malt: sure
[9:54pm] Malt: 2nd
[9:54pm] jokeefe: all in favor?
[9:55pm] Pirate_Joe: Aye
[9:55pm] jokeefe: aye
[9:55pm] Malt: aye
[9:56pm] Pirate_Joe: Good night
[9:56pm] jokeefe: Have a good night. Thanks
[9:56pm] Malt: niiiiight