[Gsoc] GSoC Mentor's summit (and bugging Sascha)
dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Sat Sep 5 13:39:24 EDT 2009
hmmm. I also thought it went the the mentors. I double checked the
payment details and Jameson is right; The payment goes to the
As a general rule, I have been loosely assigning money to whoever
brings it in. The logic is that people and or groups that are
proactive enough to
raise/earn money should be able to spend it; The intelligent spending
decisions will come from those who raise/earned the money not the
It is your to use as you wish; pay travel stipends, pay mentors,
anything that you think will best help your team and the project.
FWIW, this is not an official Sugar Labs policy. It is just a
guideline until we have enough money to worry about setting spending
On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 8:44 AM, Walter Bender<walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 8:43 AM, Jameson Quinn<jameson.quinn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/9/5 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>>> CCing our treasurer.
>>> On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Jameson Quinn<jameson.quinn at gmail.com>
>>> > A)
>>> > Mentors, you may have caught the traffic on the GSoC mentor's list about
>>> > the
>>> > mentor's summit on October 24th and 25th (+ some on the evening of the
>>> > 23rd). Google is paying for 2 slots from each organization, but in all
>>> > probability has room at the summit for more. As far as I can tell from
>>> > asking on IRC, the people interested in going are Andres, Bryan, and
>>> > myself.
>>> > Roughly, the tickets for Andres and Bryan put together should cost the
>>> > $2000
>>> > that Google is fronting for travel. My ticket, including bus fare to
>>> > Mexico
>>> > City, should be just under $500. The options for paying that:
>>> > 1. I pay myself - I would probably not be able to, so wouldn't come
>>> > 2. Bryan and Andres each give me 20% of their travel subsidy, so that we
>>> > all
>>> > end up with 80% subsidy and paying 20% (ie, figure out how to make the
>>> > percentages even). This is better from my perspective and worse from
>>> > theirs.
>>> > 3. Sugar Labs uses part of the $2500 it made from GSoC to fund my
>>> > travel.
>>> > This would of course be nice from our perspective. Walter, does it look
>>> > feasible from Sugar Lab's?
>>> #1 is unacceptable. Re #3, I don't know if that money is fungible, in
>>> that I thought it was designated to go to the mentors, in which case,
>>> there is little difference between #2 and #3 except the "pain" is
>>> spread a bit further--to all five of us. But personally, I support
>>> that option. Maybe we can ask each mentor to volunteer 20% of their
>> Oh, you consider it an honorarium for the mentor? Google considers it a
>> subsidy for the organization, to use however the organization chooses, and
>> most orgs do not just hand it over to the mentor in cash. Certainly, I would
>> have no objection to getting $500 in cash, but that was not my expectation.
>> I suppose we have to answer this question before we choose between #2 and
>> #3. (Bryan already expressed some openness to #2, by the way.)
> It was my recollection, but I don't know for sure. In any case, it
> should be used for advancing the cause and bringing people together is
> in the right spirit. I defer to our treasurer.
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
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