[IAEP] Sugar Labs 2017 Budget

Samson Goddy samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org
Fri Feb 24 14:49:59 EST 2017

Hi martin,

i believe this is it

Some time ago Aleksey suggested to the list, that we should sponsor with
US$500/month to active Sugar Labs contributors in need on a monthly basis.

Today we have many active contributors that are vital to the Sugar Labs
ecosystem and many of them have expressed they are somehow in need of
financial resources, perhaps it is time we retribute them with trust and
monthly donations.

At the same time and as part of the Marketing and Funding plan, there is
interest among active contributors to start an implementation of Open
Badges for Sugar Labs.

I personally believe, Open Badges may be one way to open channels for
resources to flow to active contributors.

According to our financial status, I calculated at least 7 badges with
stipends can be created and granted on a yearly basis starting 2017.

Under this model and for the first year (03/2017 - 03/2018), each badge
could have a US$500/month stipend attached, for a total of US$3,500 per
month, totaling US$ 42,000 per year in stipends [1] to Active contributors.

The beneficiary or "badge holder" can choose to accept our* monthly
donation* or if not in need can also choose to pass it on to any active
contributor in need or to give it back to the General Funds account. I
volunteer myself to co-manage payments and logistics with Adam and SFC and
Ignacio has volunteer to lead the development of the Badges.

Here are the names for the badges with stipends and their holders I'm
proposing for the first year of the model:

# 1 Infrastructure Hero - Samuel Cantero
# 2 Infrastructure Hero - Sebastian Silva
# 3 Release Manager - Ignacio Rodriguez
# 4 Translations Manager - Chris Leonard
# 5 Marketing Team Leader - Samson Goddy
# 6 Sugar Network Project Leader - Laura Vargas
# 7 Social Help Project Leader - Sam Parkinson

Here are the names for the badges without stipends and their holders I'm
proposing for the first year of the model:

# 8 Sugarizer Project Leader - Lionel Laske
# 9 Sugar Labs Honor Badge - Walter Bender
# 10 Secretary - Dave Crossland
# 11 Treasure Keeper - Adam Holt

Please share your toughs on the subject.

If you consider there are more Badges and/or Badge holders that should be
considered for the first year, please feel free to nominate someone else or
yourself and give a name to the Badge.

Also, if you have a strong opposition to the model or to any of the listed
badges or badge holders, please share the reasons openly.

Hopefully by the end of next week we can give it a try to put it all into a
single motion :D

Best regards and blessings for all,
Laura Victoria

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stipend

On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 8:39 PM, Martin Abente Lahaye <tch at sugarlabs.org>

> Hello everyone,
> Where can people find more information about the " open badges" proposal?
> Regards,
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Laura Vargas <laura at somosazucar.org>
> wrote:
>> 2017-02-24 13:51 GMT-05:00 Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com>:
>>> Hello Again....
>> Hola Caryl,
>>> The "Badge" proposal is a totally inappropriate use of SL funds and
>>> could result in litigation and the possible end of SugarLabs.
>>> Please do elaborate on this. We have already allocated stipends for
>> active members in the past. As I recall Chris Leonard had an 8 month
>> stipend of US$ 1,000.
>> What would be difference?
>>> I suggest a call for project proposals be done before raiding the
>>> "cookie jar" and leaving SL destitute and powerless with nothing left in
>>> the coffers (in a short 2 years). Samson has submitted a few proposals in
>>> the past and I submitted one for Sugarizer Primero last summer. These are
>>> the sort of things that the cash reserves should be used for. Paying a
>>> select few a large monthly stipend because "they need it" is a totally
>>> improper use of SL funds and could end up in court.
>>> Instead, why don't some of these people propose projects that fall
>>> within the stated purpose of SugarLabs? The SLOB can vote on them according
>>> to their merits and approve or not.
>>> Caryl
>>> P.S. I did not put any funding for myself in my project proposal. The
>>> money needed would go to educators in Uruguay, programmers in France and
>>> wherever else Lionel finds them, documentation writers and translators from
>>> many countries and educators in many countries to test the product in any
>>> country, and a PR person to get the word out by sending reps to places
>>> where they can show the merits of Sugarizer (Primero) to educators and
>>> other stakeholders around the world. I would oversee the whole thing for
>>> free (except possibly some occasional travel expenses and entrance or
>>> visa fees).
>>> P.P.S. I know Samson could have a good proposal ... or perhaps he could
>>> oversee the translation teams for mine. Walter probably has some in mind as
>>> well. Let's get the vision, goals and objectives in hand before progressing
>>> any further.
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From:* IAEP <iaep-bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org> on behalf of Laura
>>> Vargas <laura at somosazucar.org>
>>> *Sent:* Friday, February 24, 2017 3:50 AM
>>> *To:* Dave Crossland
>>> *Cc:* Adam Holt; sugar-sur at lists.sugarlabs.org; iaep; Samson Goddy;
>>> SLOBs
>>> *Subject:* Re: [IAEP] Sugar Labs 2017 Budget
>>> 2017-02-24 5:33 GMT-05:00 Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com>:
>>>> On 24 February 2017 at 12:44, Samson Goddy <samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> > Also, if you have a strong opposition to the model or to any of the
>>>> listed
>>>> > badges or badge holders, please share the reasons openly.
>>>> Where is the $42k coming from?
>>> Hi Dave!
>>> As Samuel has confirm, he is not in need of funds to continue
>>> contributing to the project so I am formulating the model with only six
>>> Badges with stipend for a total of US$ 36k.
>>> There are more than US$80k in the General funds account that could
>>> support this initiative.
>>> Regards,
>>> --
>>> Laura V.
>>> *I&D SomosAZUCAR.Org*
>>> “No paradox, no progress.”
>>> ~ Niels Bohr
>>> Happy Learning!
>> --
>> Laura V.
>> * I&D SomosAZUCAR.Org*
>> “No paradox, no progress.”
>> ~ Niels Bohr
>> Happy Learning!
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