October 9th, 2019 IRC Meeting

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Goals for Q3:

  • Organize meetups
  • Organize election
  • Organize Fundraiser(s)
  • Organize candidate trainings
  • Revise platform

Regional Meetings/Events

Leader: jokeefe

  • Holyoke Meetup, 11/24, 10:30am-3:30pm, Holyoke Public Library
  • Worcester meetup moved to Spring 2020.
  • Boston Anarchist Bookfair is Nov. 9-10. at Boston University. MassMesh is getting table. Would be a good to chip in for all or part of the table and use it for outreach.

Video Newsletter

Leader: Joseph

  • Next pirate news recording?

Democracy and Dogfood (Tech)

Next meeting will be November 2nd, 11am-1pm, E5. 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).

National Party

Computer Donations


Statement on Alabama/Ohio/Georgia Abortion ban bills/laws

Fight bills to make the Film Credit Permanent

H.2419 would make the film tax credit permanent. It is supposed to expire in 2023. The bill has 100+ signatures this time around. jokeefe will submit testimony.

National Platform reform/remake

Tabled Projects

These have been on our agenda for a long time. How do we make them a reality?

Boston Sex Worker Petition

Non-pirate guest speakers for Pirate News

CCTV camera map

Video Newsletter guest speakers

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

  • 10/12-13, HONK! & XR protest, Somerville
  • 10/15, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
  • 10/21, 1-5pm, Right of Repair Hearing, Gardner Auditorium, State House, Boston
  • 10/22, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
  • 10/29, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting
  • 11/2, 11am-1pm, Tech Meeting, Encuentro 5, Boston
  • 11/5, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Industry Lab, Cambridge
  • 11/9-10, Boston Anarchist Bookfair, George Sherman Union, BU, Boston
  • 11/?, 11am-1pm, Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) Meeting, Arlington
  • 11/12, 7-9pm, Mass MeshNet Tech Meeting, Democracy Center, Cambridge
  • 11/24, 10:30am-3:30pm, Holyoke Meetup, Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke
  • Nov/Dec, ?, Holyoke Pirate Meetup, Board Room, Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke
  • Spring 2020, ?, Worcester Meetup



  • davidd
  • hvxgr
  • Deffy




[9:07pm] jokeefe: Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/October_9th,_2019_IRC_Meeting
[9:07pm] jokeefe: ids
[9:07pm] Malt: Aw!
[9:07pm] jokeefe: James O’Keefe, Somerville
[9:07pm] Malt: Sam capradae, Worcester
[9:07pm] jokeefe: anything to add?
[9:07pm] Malt: Nyet!
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Skipping to Projects
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Regional Meetings/Events
[9:09pm] jokeefe: Holyoke meetup is set for 11/24
[9:09pm] Malt: Nice
[9:11pm] jokeefe: Boston Anarchist Bookfair will be at BU again this year
[9:11pm] Malt: When? I agreed to find a zine guide to distribute
[9:12pm] jokeefe: 11/9 and 11/10
[9:12pm] jokeefe: Thanks. And thanks for pursuing the Worcester meetup location
[9:13pm] jokeefe: Video Newsletter
[9:13pm] Malt: Course, it's surprisingly difficult
[9:13pm] jokeefe: How did the recording go?
[9:14pm] Malt: I wasn't available
[9:15pm] jokeefe: Should we email for when the next one will be?
[9:16pm] Malt: Sure, Sunday am works for me
[9:17pm] jokeefe: Good to know. How early works for you?
[9:18pm] Malt: 10 is use
[9:18pm] Malt: Ideal
[9:18pm] jokeefe: that could work. will check with others then
[9:19pm] Malt: Poifect!
[9:19pm] jokeefe: Democracy and Dogfood (Tech) - We had a good discussion. I took notes, but haven’t posted them yet.
[9:19pm] Malt: How goes with you?
[9:19pm] Malt: Gotcha
[9:20pm] jokeefe: Tired personally
[9:21pm] Malt: Feel that
[9:22pm] jokeefe: Talked about helping with an effort to FOIA police departments to find out which use RING
[9:23pm] jokeefe: Have some other ideas
[9:23pm] Malt: Yeah? Worcester refuses to comment
[9:23pm] Malt: Getting a better idea would be great
[9:25pm] jokeefe: Hope to have a form you can fill out that.
[9:26pm] Malt: The whole system is fuckin creepy
[9:26pm] Malt: We've also got those busted shot detectors
[9:26pm] Malt: Which never work
[9:27pm] jokeefe: How much is wasted on that?
[9:28pm] jokeefe: Guessing you need a FOIA for that
[9:29pm] Malt: Actually it's fairly well talked about
[9:29pm] Malt: I think some on the council dislike the expense
[9:30pm] jokeefe: that should make it easier to find out
[9:31pm] Malt: One councilor was talking about using vocational students to see fabric bags for retailers
[9:31pm] Malt: Now that we aren't using plastic
[9:32pm] jokeefe: Don’t retailers already sell them?
[9:34pm] jokeefe: Here are a whole bunch of Shotspotter FOIA requests https://www.muckrock.com/foi/list/?q=shotspotter&status=&user-autocomplete=&agency-autocomplete=&jurisdiction-autocomplete=&projects-autocomplete=&tags-autocomplete=&has_embargo=&has_crowdfund=&minimum_pages=&date_range_0=&date_range_1=&file_types=
[9:34pm] jokeefe: here is one from Springfield: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/springfield-258/springfield-shotspotter-installation-contracts-25770/
[9:35pm] Malt: Neat!
[9:35pm] Malt: Yeah would be curious to see if anyone has been arrested in conjunction with the test
[9:36pm] Malt: Tech
[9:37pm] jokeefe: That would be cool. would also be interesting to see if there were any people falsely accused
[9:38pm] jokeefe: Will keep you up to date so you can file for Worcester
[9:38pm] Malt: Thanks!
[9:38pm] Malt: Baby is finally sleeping in 4 hour blocks
[9:39pm] jokeefe: yay
[9:39pm] jokeefe: !
[9:40pm] jokeefe: that is all I have. unless there is anything, shall we adjourn?
[9:41pm] jokeefe: I expect we both could use more sleep
[9:42pm] Malt: Yeah
[9:42pm] Malt: I think so!
[9:42pm] Malt: See you soon!
[9:42pm] jokeefe: you too! thanks
[9:44pm] Malt: Night
[9:44pm] jokeefe: night