[IAEP] [SLOBS] Current funding request status

Bernie Innocenti bernie at sugarlabs.org
Sat Apr 30 10:44:49 EDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-04-29 at 16:26 -0300, Christoph Derndorfer wrote: 
> Any updates on this front?
> The comments on Rafael's request seem to indicate a negative outcome
> whereas the discussion about Sebastian's request sounds undecided (to me
> at least).
> Seeing how time critical particularly Sebastian's request is I think it
> makes sense for a decision to be reached quickly here.

Currently, *all* decisions on spending are being run through the board.
This clearly results in paralysis or long delays in approving requests

For this reason, I've asked the board to delegate the decision-making
process for small amounts to single individual, with a posteriori
verification. This person could be Executive Director, the treasurer or
any trusted member of Sugar Labs who would take this thankless job.

This is how normal companies and non-profit organizations work. Calling
a board meeting every time someone wants to buy a phone line or a plane
ticket is just crazy and causes more opportunity cost than the money it

Bernie Innocenti
Sugar Labs Infrastructure Team

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