[IAEP] [SLOBS] [Sugar-devel] URGENT action needed

Laura Vargas laura at somosazucar.org
Fri Aug 11 11:50:13 EDT 2017

2017-08-11 9:23 GMT-05:00 Samson Goddy <samsongoddy at gmail.com>:

> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Laura Vargas <laura at somosazucar.org>
> wrote:
>> 2017-08-11 8:54 GMT-05:00 Avni Khatri <avni at kidsoncomputers.org>:
>>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:05 AM, Samuel Cantero <scanterog at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> mind-boggling indeed. SL has been in GSoC and GCI for years. I'm not a
>>>> board member but +1 for sure.
>>> +1
>> Hello Avni,
>> I agree with you it should be clearly defined who in Sugar Labs is
>> responsible for Google's collections.
>> Resources in Sugar Labs are limited and historically we had lost a lot of
>> opportunities because uncollected grant, please research on Trip Advisor's
>> case when lack of clear responsibility for collection let to an
>> unbelievable lack of collection of US$40.000 for internationalization's
>> projects.
>> Responsibility isn't clear at this point.
>> About the Financial Manager role, it was created by the Board on July's
>> decisions last year, still they never appointed anyone for the role.
>> In the meanwhile, Adam has continue serving as the *representative for
>> Sugar Labs* with the Software Freedom Conservancy since last period.
>> Still, this role doesn't account for any financial responsibility according
>> to current Governance
>> <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/Governance>.
>> I'm sorry we still don't have a wiki page that would easily resolve any
>> financial question to the community. It is a tendency I'm hoping to revert
>> by proposing the
>> *Motion 2017-08-10: Sugar Labs Financial Manager to have a monthly
>> compensation.*
> First i see no reason for this decision, after the comments from walter's
> and i quote.
> "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."
> Sugar Labs not receiving $7k from GCI was a problem from SFC. This
> discussion is unhealthy for this motion because it serves as a distraction.


On the contrary I would have no problem to vote +1 on this motion if we had
already a clearly defined and fairly compensated Financial Manager
responsible for the numbers (this includes tracking collections and
payments) on our quarterly reports.

I hope the best for you.


Laura V.
* I&D SomosAZUCAR.Org*

“Solo la tecnología libre nos hará libres.”
~ Laura Victoria

Happy Learning!
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