[IAEP] Motion: To appoint Volunteer Laura Vargas as Sugar Labs Financial Manager [was Re: [SLOBS] URGENT action needed]

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Fri Sep 8 10:30:22 EDT 2017

FYI Laura,

I did not receive any training/mentoring and as far as I know nobody else
in Sugar Labs has either.  I have published all the ledger commands here,
that I know of to hopefully get you started:

PS a quarterly financial report makes Far More Sense that monthly voodoo /
feel-good economics, when most transactions are reported at highly
uncertain times many months after the fact.  20 hours or anybody's time to
repeatedly run the same numbers is an extremely bad use of anybody's time
in my opinion, particularly as there are many months with no transactions
at all.

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Laura Vargas <laura at somosazucar.org> wrote:

> 2017-09-08 7:39 GMT-05:00 Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org>:
>> On Sep 8, 2017 7:43 AM, "Laura Vargas" <laura at somosazucar.org> wrote:
>> 2017-08-14 23:51 GMT-05:00 Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org>:
>>> Thanks Karen for please responding to these 3 emails I sent you when
>>> possible:
>>> ...
>>> - Aug 9 subject line "Samson Goddy asks for visa supporting docs for
>>> GSoC visit to USA" [so that his visa is less likely to be denied, as
>>> happened around mid-June with the French Embassy]
>> Adam,
>> Am puzzled.
>> If board decision on this motion 2017-08-13
>> <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Decisions#2017-08-13> was
>> not to approve the travel,
>> You are confusing apples and oranges.
>> Apples: The board did not approve a large $627.05 loan/advance to Samson
>> for travel within Nigeria to attempt to get a US visa.  This large personal
>> loan/advance was denied in no small part because it could disappear, if for
>> example the US denies a visa to Samson, similar to what happened in June
>> with his failed attempt to get a French visa for a Scratch conference.
>> Oranges: Nobody (or nobody in their right mind anyway) is suggesting
>> Samson should not travel internationally to attend the GSoC mentor summit
>> in the San Francisco Bay Area Oct 13-15, 2017 as soon as the US visa is
>> hopefully sorted out soon.  Hopefully Samson can give us an update in the
>> coming week.
>> why are you making related requests to the Conservancy?
>> So that his US visa is less likely to be denied, as happened around
>> mid-June with the French Embassy.  Thankfully the SFConservancy has
>> assisted Samson here (AFAIK, Samson can hopefully clarify).
>> How about Sugar Labs use its talents to move forward instead of
>> continually relitigating the past?
>> Can we take a pause to consider that for 2018?
> Adam,
> *Thanks to your clarification I know understand you are only requiring
> documentation and not a transaction and I guess that is OK.*
> Although I have been granted access to Sugar Labs ledger file, I still
> have no training nor knowledge to use the commands to obtain reports and
> publish them properly in the wiki so that community can have access to
> Sugar Labs Financial reports.
> If you are willing to mentor me in the use of the ledger commands, I may
> be able to dedicate weekly time to the Financial Manager position and
> assume the responsibility of learning and documenting all the how to's for
> publishing Sugar Labs financial reports at the wiki :D
> *Motion: To appoint Sugar Labs Oversight Board member Laura Vargas as
> Sugar Labs Financial Manager with a monthly stipend of US$ 200 in
> accordance with *AGREED MOTION 2017-13*. *
> I hope we can work together and publish solid financial reports soon. Feel
> free to modify up or down the amount of the stipend. I estimated this task
> will require to start at least twenty (20) monthly hours of high
> concentration since I have to learn all the procedures.
> I also hope to count with anyone interested in making this process
> automated from the ledger file to the wiki publication in the mid-short
> term.
> Regards,
> --
> Laura V.
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