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  • Attendees: emmapeel, gaff, groente, nodens, sajolida, spriver, u.

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Volunteers to handle "Hole in the roof" tickets this month

Volunteers to handle important tickets flagged for next release, but without assignee

None

Availability and plans

  • u: available for Tails during the next month, will attend DebConf, so plenty of time for nerdy tasks.
  • spriver: not thaaaat much Tails related work. Still trying to get back into it, but let's see
  • emmapeel:
    • Availability: this weekend i'll attend tdb.camp and then i will hang out for two weeks in amsterdam until i go to montenegro to meet with tactical tech people about journalists apps
    • Plans: I will be finishig the additional software docs and the other stuff on redmine while in amsterdam, then i will be doing helpdesk.
  • nodens:
    • Availibility: very low until I arrive at debcamp on the 24th
    • Plans: I'll continue to handle emergencies / support tickets for OpenPGP Applet but nothing else I think
  • sajolida:
    • Availability: "Full" except July 11-15
    • Plans: Finish VeraCrypt and Additional Software, continue the work with Simply Secure and planning the summit, move forward the personas, hopefully do some work on the donations.
  • groente: will see emmapeel at tbd and will be busy with weblate and daily sysadmin shifts in the next weeks, apart from that i'm pretty full

Gather comments on our draft personas

Chapter 3: Riou, the protest organizer

  • Servers and censorship

    • u: In order to publish this information they use websites which are not in the country, so that the government cannot shut them down. → we should write "not hosted on servers within the country"
    • u: Although they take photos and videos of the protests and try to publish this information on websites which are censored within the country. → this sentence is a bit unclear
  • Country & context

    • groente: i find it hard to comment because i know close to nothing about the local context there
    • groente: i would argue for choosing another country where we do actually know the local context and can make a realistic persona
    • groente: idk, sofar it reads rather emea-minded (Europe & Middle-East)
    • sajolida: maybe i should have a look at a list of hard-core censorship countries or ask OONI for countries/contextes and maybe even contacts
    • groente: would turkey be a good alternative?
    • sajolida: Iran would be another easy choice
    • u: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017%E2%80%9318_Iranian_protests or this
  • Umbrella movement

    • sajolida: by the way, is the Umbrella movement still a thing? should we made it more movement-agnostic?
    • u: no it's not a thing anymore
  • Streaming

    • u: They got to get it online as soon as it's produced on sociadia and they also want to stream the protest and speeches. → They got to get it online and on social media as soon as it's produced. They also want to stream the protest and speeches.
    • emmapeel: this picture taking and streaming sounds a bit temerarious i think....
    • nodens: "They also want to stream the protest and speeches" -> isn't "stream" a bit misleading ? I doubt they'd try to do it live (if they want to do that, that would probably be both difficult and risky)
    • u: maybe "record" and later publish would be better
    • nodens: (the "record then publish" doesn't change the goal)
  • Device during the protest

    • emmapeel: yes yes i see riou could do with a little hideout with good connection, where the protestors will go ad give their memory cards.
    • sajolida: it's unclear to me with what device their take pictures and record, since they also leave their phones at home: are they using dedicates phone? other people's phone? offline cameras?
    • u: yeah maybe we need to say that they actually do use their phones or that they use a video camera
    • nodens: I would say any of those three, I don't think this has any influence on the challenges - or rather, the challenges seem irrelevant in tails context
    • emmapeel: maybe riou wants to have some hidden camera o their clothing
  • Work before and after the protest

    • sajolida: so their work with Tails could only occur before or after the protests, right?
    • u: yes, or in some press center
    • sajolida: so maybe we should get into more details regarding the preparation and follow up of the protest, and leave aside the technical details of their opsec during the protest, no?
    • u: sajolida: like at G20 people had such a press center → but this event would be too controversial to make into a persona
    • emmapeel: riou eeds backups too, for the team to share the different pictures like a mediagoblin or something
    • emmapeel: if the organizers communicate stealthily, maybe they can share the pictures with onionshare
    • emmapeel: maybe they have one of those canon cameras with hacked firmware and can encrypt the pictures when they are taken, just i case they get caught
  • Help other with censorship

    • nodens: maybe another goal: "I want people to be able to easily access censored information" ? Or is that not part of the persona ?
    • sajolida: i think that Riou might be the kind of person has also helps other access censored information
    • nodens: the phrasing would probably need to be refined but the idea is that it is probably important for Kim that people in her/his county can read the infromation
    • sajolida: at least they are trying to spread censored information within their country
    • sajolida: so maybe Riou gives out Tails sticks during the protest!!
    • nodens: yeah or advertises about Tails at least
    • nodens: or organises workshops during the protest :D
    • sajolida: or gives out outreach material or translate Tails into their language, etc.
    • nodens: (but that would be probably dangerous too. You don't want to bring a laptop to this protest I guess)
    • groente: maybe riou runs a clandestine private bridge and wants to share this with fellow protesters?
    • nodens: also, printed material (user manual for instance)
    • nodens: Oh I got a new one - "I want to know which websites are censored in country" (a job for ONII Probe)
  • Technical level

    • emmapeel: mahybe she is studying computer science
    • u: normal → power user i think
    • u: yeah, they are the more techie ones i think and have had a blog before and used twitter
    • sajolida: Riou look like one of these people we meet at the IFF, well versed in anti-censorship tools and advocacy but without being a Linux hacker either
    • emmapeel: riou will have a mac then! :S
    • sajolida: and likes glitter
    • u: and a apfelphone :)
    • nodens: "I want to be able to type without external keyboard on my Mac computer while using tails" ? ;)
  • Relationship with the press

    • sajolida: does Riou work with journalists in their country? or the "we do our stuff and never talk to the press" kind of protesters?
    • nodens: I'd say Riou might want to communicate anonymously with the press
    • groente: answering that really requires knowledge of the local context
    • sajolida: are they only pushing stuff to the press or are they collaborating more with them?
    • u: i think they work with journalists. but if that protest was the G20 or some anticoal event in Germany, they would not
    • emmapeel: i think riou and her comrades should create a fictional character that talks with the press
    • emmapeel: maybe they work with international journalists, like from the guardian but not the ones in HongKong
  • Resources

    • groente: i can ask the folks at hivos/ddp if they have any contacts in hong kong that could have a look at the persona