[IAEP] [SLOBS] [SLOB] email motion re Scratch Conference

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue May 23 22:11:21 EDT 2017

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:37 PM, Samson Goddy <samsongoddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On May 24, 2017 2:22 AM, "Adam Holt" <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
> On May 23, 2017 8:48 PM, "Mariah Noelle Villarreal" <
> villarrealmn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Given all that Samson and Ibiam have done for Sugar Labs and in
> preparation for this proposal, I see it as absolutely imperative for Sugar
> Labs to support their journey to France for the Scratch conference.
> Let's not forget that Scratch is heading into a new direction with Scratch
> 3.0 and how much Sugar Labs has done in parallel to Scratch by staying true
> to making and sharing learning software freely. Now is the time for two of
> our best Sugar Labs representatives to engage with the Scratch community.
> We have a community obligation to support Samson and Ibiam, especially if
> Scratch is up to make space for dialogue and connection for our community
> members from hard to reach places.
> If you're on the board and haven't voted, I urge you to consider the
> social side of our mission in reaching global learners and educators.
> Accepting this proposal will create space for our community members to make
> deeper and more meaningful connections.
> Intelligent people can disagree.
> Personally I will *never* vote (with a capital N, given past patterns of
> accounting black holes within Sugar Labs, and a continuing unwillingness to
> pay for a Financial Manager) for *any* proposal, no matter the proposal,
> that hasn't been had obvious financial risks of disappearing funds fully
> vetted & mitigated.
> Hi, your last mail. You requested that i should contact the scratch team
> if they can go on with the ticketing and the rest. Because you don't want
> Sugar Labs to lose money if we don't get the visas.
> According to my discussion with the scratch team as you requested. They
> agreed to the terms that they will have to cover the cost and get
> reimbursed if we get the visas.
> But now, i don't quite understand where this discussion is headed.
> Is it that Sugar Labs cannot fund the  trip to Bordeaux as Tymon pointed
> out?
> If i may since you know more about Sugar Labs financial records than i do,
> what exactly is the problem of the motion?
> I am not forcing or putting any pressure for the approval of this motion.
> But i am seriously confuse.
> I will appreciate if anyone can address my questions.

I too am confused. I don't understand why these issues are related or

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs
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