[IAEP] [SLOBS] Fwd: wire will go out tomorrow, approval received after wire deadline in USA (was Re: [Urgent, Adam] clarifying amount to wire to Samson (Re: Fwd: Urgent Motion for Modifying GSOc mentor summit travel.))
samsongoddy at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 05:22:26 EDT 2017
On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 7:11 AM, Lionel Laské <lionel.laske at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is no issue here but it's interesting to see that you've decided to
> publicly mailing this without giving the complete Adam explanation.
> Here's the missing part:
> *Sugar Labs has approved "$550 towards local transport" from GSoC funds:*
> *Walter Bender has asked that his own portion GSoC's (9 non-admins x $500)
> / 11 mentors[*] - 10% SFC - 5% SL = $347.73 be sent to Samson immediately
> as well, based on 2016-34 here:*
> *[*] 11 mentors listed at https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Coded
> <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Coded> clarified by Walter: "we
> had 13 signed up (including the 2 admins who also mentored), and 2 were
> inactive/not associated with any projects: José Argüello and Matias Baez".*
> *Samson's $347.73 (also based on 2016-34, separately from Walter's) are
> already contained in the $550 GSoC funds above.*
> *Please wire this $550 + $347.73 = $897.73 cash advance to Samson Goddy
> immediately if possible.*
> If you read carefully the sentence "*Samson's ... are ALREADY contained
> in the $550 GSoC funds above*", you will find the explanation.
> I'm completely approve this calculation that seems fair enough considering
> the previous motion voted and considering the money and the time that your
> trip already cost to all of us.
Lionel, Adam, I see both of you are not understanding this motion.
"AGREED MOTION 2017-17 Proposed by Walter Bender, seconded by Sameer Verma
Motion: Approve a travel advance for US $2550 (US $2000 SFC prepurchase of
an airline ticket and $550 towards local transport) for Samson Goddy's
travel to the Google Summer of Code mentor's summit.
5 in favor, 1 recuse, 1 vote yet to be counted 
I understand English enough to know that, $550 was approved by SLOBS, i am
entitled to $347.73, so does Walter.
Now if you break this english down into math,
it will be $550 + 347.73 + 347.73 = $1245.46
So how did my $347.73 accidentally added in the $550?
According to the motion for stipend, i don't need SLOBS approve to take
this stipend.. So Adam do the right thing and forward SFC to send the right
money please.. Every fees transfer cost about $30.
Adam again, send SFC the right information and don't make up yours.
> BTW, feel free to propose a new motion to SLOB if you want more money.
I am not interesting to propose motion to current board, because i don't
see why i want more money when the approved one is not purely given to me.
FYI, i can only bring up a new motion for SL to balance me $416 to the new
board. There is an election going on.
> 2017-10-04 1:39 GMT+02:00 Samson Goddy <samsongoddy at gmail.com>:
>> I am publicly mailing this, because at this point, i will say Adam is
>> ruining my trip with suggestions and it is greatly affecting me.
>> Adam can you *please undo * this before SFC makes payment twice or
>> thrice that will attracts a lot of bank fees(sending to Nigeria).
>> I am making this public, because after waiting for days, your personal
>> changes is affecting me.
>> First SLOBS approved $2000 for my ticketing and $550 travel advance. You
>> made suggestions to SFC book Emirate with attracts a lot of layovers in
>> Lagos(over 24hrs) and Dubai(15hr). Instead of the British airways i
>> suggested. Now, i booked the emirate flights with local flights included.
>> Remaining $419 from the $2000.
>> I ask SFC to send me $416(balance from $2,000) + $550(travel advance) =
>> $966.66(to cover the rejected budget)
>> 1. Emirates - $1,279.14
>> 2. JetBlue - 161.20
>> 3. Arik Air (local flight) - around $143
>> Since Adam is the liaison person to SFC, he gave SFC order not to send me
>> the $416 balance. I am asking SLOBS and Adam why? because i cannot give SFC
>> order only adam can. Am i not eligible to receive the $416?
>> walter donated his share of the stiped from Gsoc $347.73 + my own share
>> $347.73 = $695.46..
>> But Adam instructed SFC to do this instead, why?
>> "Walter Bender has asked that his own portion GSoC's (9 non-admins x
>> $500) / 11 mentors[*] - 10% SFC - 5% SL = $347.73 be sent to Samson
>> immediately as well, based on 2016-34 here:
>> Please wire this $550 + $347.73 = $897.73 cash advance to Samson Goddy
>> immediately if possible" - Adam
>> Each transfer from the US cost more than $30 bank charges..
>> Meaning i will be be losing $30 twice or thrice, and also time wasting.
>> I am letting this community and member of SLOBS to see what is going on,
>> and i will like this to be fix asap.
>> FYI, SFC is sending my just $897.73 tomorrow, thanks to Adam.
>> I need explanation, because at this point.. I am Tired!
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Accounting at Software Freedom Conservancy <
>> accounting at sfconservancy.org>
>> Date: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 11:23 PM
>> Subject: Re: wire will go out tomorrow, approval received after wire
>> deadline in USA (was Re: [Urgent, Adam] clarifying amount to wire to Samson
>> (Re: Fwd: [SLOBS] Urgent Motion for Modifying GSOc mentor summit travel.))
>> To: Samson Goddy <samsongoddy at gmail.com>
>> Cc: sugar at sfconservancy.org
>> Samson Goddy wrote:
>> > Thank you but you ignored my last email showing Adam made wrong
>> > calculation
>> I did not ignore it; it just isn't relevant to accounting@ yet.
>> As previously explained, we can only send the funds
>> that have been approved by the PLC as communicated to Conservancy by the
>> Representative under the Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement (FSA) between
>> Conservancy and Sugar Labs. Given the situation, we really do need to
>> follow what the FSA says, and that's what it indicates should happen.
>> Also, I reiterate again our request that <accounting at sfconservancy.org>
>> be cc'ed except on finally approved matters relating to payment and
>> documenting approved payments.
>> Your request for additional funds is not yet an accounting matter; it
>> to approvals not yet given. I suggest that discussion about approval, if
>> needed, continue on <sugar at sfconservancy.org>; It only slows down
>> Conservancy's work for Sugar Labs if <accounting at sfconservancy.org> is
>> on that discussion. Please ask the Representative to send any concluded
>> approvals to <accounting at sfconservancy.org> at the end of that
>> We do plan to wire $897.73 to Samson tomorrow. If the Representative
>> communicates to us additional amounts approved for payment -- be they for
>> stipend or travel advance -- we will make reasonable efforts to expedite
>> because we're well aware of the funding difficulty of traveling from
>> Bradley M. Kuhn
>> Distinguished Technologist of Software Freedom Conservancy
>> |------> & also, de-facto Bookkeeper for the moment
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