March 25th, 2020 IRC Meeting

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Goals for Q1 2020:

  • Organize meetups
  • Organize Fundraiser
  • Organize candidate trainings
  • Revise platform

Regional Meetings/Events

All meetings on hold dues to Covid-19.

Leader: jokeefe

-Lowell Meetup 3/21-

  • Boston (jokeefe)
  • Worcester (Malt)
  • Boston Pride Festival
    • table booked
    • setup signup sheet
    • Announce
    • 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?

Video Newsletter/Podcast

Leader: Joseph

  • Next pirate news recording scheduled for Sunday, 6pm unless changed

Computer Donations

On hold

  • srevilak/jokeefe working on sign up form.
  • Joe Location still being worked on.


Right to Repair

  • out of committee
  • next email will urge supporters to call their state senator/rep. and urge them to support it
  • see if people willing to setup meeting with reps.

Facial Recognition and other bills still in committee.

Platform Discussion

Moved to 2020 Platform Discussion

Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)

-Next meeting will be 4/12, 2-4pm, Mr Crêpe?, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville.-

Topics are:

  • find discussion/voting system;
  • update CCTV cameras to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;
  • write an app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;
  • set up torrents for PirateCon videos (creynolds);
  • post remaining audio for PirateCon talks (srevilak).

Tabled Projects

National Party

Boston Sex Worker Petition

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.

Upcoming Events

  • 3/31, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
  • 4/12, 2pm-4pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, on-line, 51 Davis Sq, Somerville
  • 4/29, 7-9pm, Boston Cryptoparty, Encuentro 5, Boston
  • April 2020, ?, Boston Meetup
  • Spring 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup
  • Spring 2020, ?, Springfield Meetup
  •  ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Culture House, Harvard Square
  •  ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNe Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
  •  ?/?, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge



  • davidd
  • ChanServ
  • hvxgr
  • Deffy


Lots of chatting about COVID-19.

We'll do a pirate news recording at 6pm on Sunday.



[9:01pm] jokeefe: Agenda:,_2020_IRC_Meeting
[9:01pm] Joe: Ahoy
[9:02pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:02pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:02pm] Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:02pm] Malt: Sam capradae, Worcester
[9:03pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:03pm] Malt: Nyet
[9:04pm] Joe: nty
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Haven’t posted the video yet, sorry.
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Will have it out by Thursday morning.
[9:07pm] jokeefe: Does recording the new one on Sunday at 6pm still work?
[9:07pm] Malt: I keep forgetting on Sunday  I'll make it work this week
[9:07pm] jokeefe: great
[9:08pm] jokeefe: how are things working duing the sequestration?
[9:08pm] Joe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds)
[9:08pm] Joe joined the chat room.
[9:10pm] jokeefe: I signed up to some local mutual aid email lists. they are very active
[9:10pm] jokeefe: The price of the bailout looks like it will head toward the levels we saw in 2008 -
[9:11pm] Malt: Here we go again
[9:12pm] Malt: The Republicans pulled student loan aid out of it
[9:12pm] Malt: I hope AOC ends it
[9:12pm] Joe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds)
[9:12pm] Joe joined the chat room.
[9:13pm] Malt: Wb
[9:13pm] jokeefe: Bernie might if the 3 GOP Senators don’t back off on their attempts to gut the unemployment provisions
[9:13pm] Joe: ty Malt
[9:13pm] Joe: Bernie was saying what
[9:14pm] Joe: what's the point if it does not help everyone
[9:14pm] Malt: Help the rich bastards
[9:14pm] jokeefe: Looks like most of it will help the rich
[9:14pm] Malt: I think we should ready to assist in the general strike
[9:14pm] jokeefe: once the Fed gets involved
[9:15pm] jokeefe: aren’t we already in one?
[9:15pm] Malt: When rump orders folks back to work
[9:15pm] Malt: Not exactly
[9:15pm] jokeefe: He will have to do it over the states. That will be interesting. Schools are out until at least May 4th now
[9:17pm] Joe: NYC is getting ravaged.....
[9:17pm] jokeefe: I heard one hospital has a refrigerated truck now
[9:18pm] Joe: And Trump only set 400 respirators....
[9:19pm] Joe: The Gov down there stated what the #$%^ am I going to do with 400, lol
[9:19pm] Joe: Hopefully he will send more.....
[9:19pm] Malt left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 252 seconds)
[9:20pm] Malt joined the chat room.
[9:20pm] Joe: wb Malt
[9:20pm] Malt: I'm on mobile
[9:20pm] Malt: Sorry
[9:20pm] Joe: Don't be
[9:20pm] jokeefe: No worries
[9:20pm] jokeefe: I really don’t have much today.
[9:20pm] Joe: I have kids using all my internet and I'm too cheap to get more.
[9:21pm] jokeefe: If you want to adjourn …
[9:21pm] Joe: Motion to table the donations until Corvid  is over.
[9:21pm] Joe: Or Adjourn, I'm fairly distracted tonight
[9:22pm] jokeefe: I thought we already tabled the donations, but happy to table again
[9:22pm] Malt: 2nd
[9:23pm] Malt: Now's not the best time
[9:23pm] jokeefe: yeah
[9:23pm] jokeefe: we seem to all be in favor
[9:24pm] Joe: Be Safe
[9:24pm] Malt: I think our best bet is to help others with technical capacity
[9:24pm] Malt: Night pals
[9:24pm] Joe: Is the National meeting still going on?
[9:24pm] jokeefe: I believe so
[9:24pm] jokeefe: I agree malt.
[9:24pm] Malt:
[9:24pm] jokeefe: Will look at what how to videos there are
[9:24pm] jokeefe: have a good night. National meeting at 10pm.
[9:25pm] Malt: Night!