[IAEP] [SLOBS] Current funding request status

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 14:48:37 EDT 2011

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Mel Chua <mel at melchua.com> wrote:
> On 04/29/2011 03:26 PM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>> Any updates on this front?
>> Seeing how time critical particularly Sebastian's request is I think it
>> makes sense for a decision to be reached quickly here.
> Thanks for pinging on this Christoph. Here's a status update - we are
> blocking on...
> 1) more SLOBs looking at and commenting on these tickets

Well, one has already been approved. The other has failed to muster
sufficient support for approval, but there are still enough board
members who have not spoken up that it could possibly get approved.

> 2) someone with the ability to actually take money from SL's bank account
> and give it to someone else

There is a well defined procedure for this and it is in the queue. I
did not see a request to expedite the process. Again, I think blocking
is not an accurate characterization.

> ...on each ticket - so folks, keep moving this forward, please.
>>> The urgent one is http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2801 - Rafael's
>>> funding request for FUDCon Panama (a new one).
> At this point, I think this is going to be a no (not because it's a bad
> idea, but because it's not high-priority enough a use of funds), unless 4
> SLOBs very quickly think it's vital. Can we get some more SLOBs comments on
> this? We're blocking Rafael with a decision.
>>> http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2792 is time-sensitive as well;
>>> Sebastian's travel to EduJam.
> ...and he's answered the question about Activity Central funding (they are
> paying for everything except his airfare, which is what he is asking the
> board for). This has been approved, and I believe that Sebastian is just
> waiting for the money transfer to take place, so we are blocking on that.
> Who has the ability to clear this? Walter?
>>> Finally, less urgent but still good to get ASAP: Sean's request for a PR
>>> phone line, http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2791
> This has two +1's, myself and Walter. Can we get 2 more SLOBs to approve
> this (or say why they disagree)?
> --Mel
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Walter Bender
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