May 8th, 2018 IRC Meeting

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Video Newsletter

Week in review set for Sunday, 7pm. What topics?

Party Conference

Computer Donations

Statements In Process

  • 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.
  • US S.1241 - Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017 - Approved our opposition to S.1241. Need statement (Joe)

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

  • 5/9, Massachusetts Pirate Party 8th Anniversary
  • 5/9, 6:30pm, A Crash Course in Digital Hygiene, Museum of Science
  • 5/12, Mass MeshNet Hardware Hackathon, Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge
  • 5/30, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
  • May, Cambridge Pirate Meetup
  • May, Democracy/IT meeting. Email for the location
  • May, Somerville Pirate Meetup
  • 6/7, 6pm, Mass MeshNet General Meeting, Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge
  • 6/27, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville


  • James O’Keefe, Somerville
  • Pirate_Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
  • Malt


  • ChanServ
  • igel
  • hvxgr




[9:04pm] jokeefe: Agenda:,_2018_IRC_Meeting
[9:05pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:05pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:05pm] Pirate_Joe: Joseph Onoroski, Lowell
[9:05pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:06pm] Pirate_Joe: Nah, Not feeling well
[9:06pm] jokeefe: neither am I
[9:06pm] jokeefe: let’s keep it short then
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Projects - Video Newsletter
[9:06pm] jokeefe: Sunday 7pm?
[9:07pm] Pirate_Joe: Si
[9:08pm] jokeefe: Did you get a chance to look at the topics?
[9:08pm] jokeefe: Two more:
[9:08pm] jokeefe:
[9:09pm] jokeefe:
[9:09pm] Pirate_Joe: I did but there was nothing I was crazy for.
[9:10pm] jokeefe: Other topics?
[9:11pm] Pirate_Joe: Trump and South K's Nobel prize issue
[9:12pm] Pirate_Joe: Bill cosby
[9:12pm] Pirate_Joe: Etc
[9:12pm] Pirate_Joe: Just current topics that we can discuss off the cuff.
[9:13pm] Pirate_Joe: really just wanted to make it a super long and fun one
[9:13pm] jokeefe: ok
[9:14pm] jokeefe: Party Conference - 7 responses so far. will put it as the top item in this week’s email
[9:14pm] Pirate_Joe: We have been rushing on them for so long that to have a nice relaxed one is a nice change up
[9:14pm] Pirate_Joe: Ok
[9:15pm] jokeefe: agreed
[9:16pm] jokeefe: The MoS cryptoparty is tomorrow. Looking forward to it
[9:17pm] Pirate_Joe: MoS?
[9:17pm] jokeefe: site is up
[9:17pm] jokeefe: There is a tech meetup on Saturday
[9:18pm] jokeefe: That is all I have
[9:18pm] Pirate_Joe: Ok
[9:18pm] Pirate_Joe: No Malt?
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Guess not. Will remind him about Sunday
[9:19pm] Pirate_Joe: Btw, how is your hand?
[9:19pm] jokeefe: stitched up
[9:19pm] Pirate_Joe: how many did you get?
[9:19pm] jokeefe: two
[9:20pm] Pirate_Joe: That's not so bad
[9:20pm] jokeefe: recovering
[9:20pm] Malt joined the chat room.
[9:20pm] jokeefe: no, not so bad
[9:20pm] Malt: Sorry I'm late
[9:20pm] Pirate_Joe: lol, speak of the devil
[9:20pm] jokeefe: ahoy Malt
[9:20pm] Malt: I got a new typewriter and lost track of time
[9:20pm] Pirate_Joe: <suddenly a wild Malt appears>
[9:20pm] jokeefe: new tech is always a distraction
[9:20pm] Pirate_Joe: ^
[9:20pm] Malt: it's so clackity
[9:21pm] jokeefe: Updated transcript,_2018_IRC_Meeting#Minutes
[9:22pm] Pirate_Joe: I do think we have to do a piece on Zuckerberg as well
[9:22pm] jokeefe: sure
[9:22pm] Malt: he's the nexus of a LOT of privacy issues
[9:22pm] jokeefe: isn’t that the truth
[9:23pm] Pirate_Joe: That's all I currently have
[9:24pm] jokeefe: Anything you want us to discuss on Sunday’s Pirate News?
[9:24pm] Malt: Found out Freedom MA has a form to fill out to join the coalition
[9:24pm] Malt:
[9:24pm] Malt: in addition to the solidarity statement, which i will finish tonight
[9:25pm] jokeefe: cool. thanks
[9:26pm] Malt: should we put it to a vote? officially join the coalition?
[9:26pm] Malt: (it didn't have political party, "government entity" was the closest i could find)
[9:26pm] jokeefe: didn’t we already say we supported them?
[9:27pm] jokeefe: so sure
[9:27pm] jokeefe: any objections?
[9:28pm] Malt: I can fill out the form if you'd like
[9:29pm] jokeefe: no non-profit sign up?
[9:30pm] jokeefe: seeing no objections
[9:30pm] Malt:
[9:30pm] Pirate_Joe: Nay, I do not object
[9:30pm] Malt: found one
[9:30pm] jokeefe: cool
[9:31pm] jokeefe: anything else to report Malt?
[9:33pm] jokeefe: since Joe and I are not feeling best, shall we adjourn?
[9:33pm] Malt: nyet
[9:33pm] Pirate_Joe: I second
[9:33pm] Malt: fine by me, again apologies for losing track of time
[9:33pm] jokeefe: no worries
[9:33pm] jokeefe: then we are done.
[9:33pm] jokeefe: have a great night
[9:33pm] Pirate_Joe: u 2