[IAEP] URGENT action needed
walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 09:02:17 EDT 2017
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Laura Vargas <laura at somosazucar.org> wrote:
> -1 since there are still US$7.000 from last Google's programs we
> participated still uncollected and currently we have no way of assuring we
> will collect Google's funds this time.
Google has been consistently paying us for almost 10 years. The fact that
we have not yet seen the $7000 from GCI is an SFC interface issue.
The fact that we are about to jeopardize Samson's opportunity to represent
SL at the GSoC summit is mind-boggling.
> 2017-08-10 15:44 GMT-05:00 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>:
>> I presume we need a motion and a vote on this. Time is of the essence, so
>> please respond ASAP.
>> Motion: Samson Goddy has been selected as a Sugar Labs representative to
>> the Google Summer of Code mentor summit. He has requested a travel advance
>> to cover the costs of his visa application. The advance, including wire
>> fees comes to $US 627.05. This motion is to approve the travel advance. (As
>> additional background, Google will be covering up to $2200 in travel
>> expenses for two representatives to attend the summit. Since our other
>> representative is local to the SF area, the bulk of that money would be
>> available to cover Samson's travel, so the net impact on SL funds will be
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Accounting at Software Freedom Conservancy <
>> accounting at sfconservancy.org>
>> Date: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 4:16 PM
>> Subject: URGENT request for Sugar Labs to approve of US$627.05 advance
>> for Goddy for GSoC Mentor Summit (was: Is Goddy actually requesting $160 ?)
>> To: sugar at sfconservancy.org
>> Cc: Martin Michlmayr <gsoc at sfconservancy.org>, Samson Goddy <
>> samsongoddy at gmail.com>
>> Sugar Labs PLC, please urgently page down to the all caps section below.
>> Samson Goddy wrote at 08:52 (EDT) on Wednesday:
>> > it has been 5 days, i already made request to sugar at sfconservancy.org
>> > funding. Since it takes up to 15 working days(3 weeks) for the embassy
>> > accept appointment for interview.
>> > I haven't heard anything from both parties.
>> Unfortunately, We are waiting for someone from Sugar Labs to reply to
>> approve the expense. I don't know why they haven't replied.
>> SUGAR LABS PLC: By my calculation, Samson is asking for this:
>> FOR TRAVEL TO GET A VISA, AND FOR THE VISA FEES ITSELF, SAMSON GODDY
>> FOR A CASH ADVANCE OF TRAVEL EXPENSES (TO COME TO GSOC MENTOR SUMMIT
>> 2017). The totals are as follows:
>> If we use western union, N202,350 = $570 (rate set by WU)
>> If we use wire, he's asking for 561+(561*.05)+13+25 = US$627.05 to be
>> wire fees
>> If Sugar Labs PLC replies with approval before Sunday night US/Eastern, we
>> can likely process a payment by wire on Monday.
>> We don't typically use Western Union, and it would be substantial effort
>> us to do that, so we'd like Sugar to approve the additional wire fees as
>> it will make payment more rapid for Samson and easier for Conservancy.
>> Samson, your request was a bit ramble-y, so if I gleaned the wrong totals
>> above, please correct them.
>> Samson, in preparation for Sugar Labs PLC hopefully approving this
>> could you let me know if the wire instructions I used for you before are
>> still correct, and if not, send me new ones?
>> Bradley M. Kuhn
>> Distinguished Technologist of Software Freedom Conservancy
>> |------> & also, de-facto Bookkeeper for the moment
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>> Walter Bender
>> Sugar Labs
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> Laura V.
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