[IAEP] [SLOBS] [SLOB] yet another motion regarding Samson's travel
holt at laptop.org
Sun Sep 24 14:44:38 EDT 2017
On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> +1 from me.
> This is a timely matter, so please vote ASAP.
> On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:12 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>> On Sep 22, 2017 10:48 PM, "Walter Bender" <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>>> As has been discussed, Samson would like to have a layover in Boston on
>>> the way back from the Google Summer of Code summit. He has documented here
>>>  that there is not increase in the cost of the ticket to make the Boston
>>> stop. Nonetheless, the SFC has asked that the oversight board approve this
>>> change in the original motion, which only mentioned the GSoC summit.
>>> Motion: approve the inclusion of a Boston layover in Samson's trip from
>>> Nigeria to California on his return from the GSoC summit.
>>> Please note that this is independent of the request for additional
>>> funding associated with traveling to Boston (although as Samson has already
>>> noted, we have arranged free lodging for him, thanks to the Minsky family).
>>>  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dBJ14BeT4titV9FU7Cf0jcJc
This documentation is incorrect. Sugar Labs is being asked to pay $487.36
or $676.76 extra as a result of Samson Goddy's desired side-trips (which
were not mention in Motion 2017-17
<https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Decisions>) to LA and Boston
after GSoC Mentoring Summit in the SF area Oct 13-15.
As compared to a Nigeria-San Francisco flight without such visits (
$1433.46 is the actual total price at http://klm.com also shown at
Sugar Labs may indeed decide Samson's side trips are worth the extra price,
be it either of the following of the 2 flights chosen by Samson:
$487.36 = 1730.82 (pricier open-jaw ticket) + 190 (LA to Boston) - 1433.46
$676.76 = 1920.22 (pricier open-jaw ticket) + 190 (LA to Boston) -1433.46
Let's be open to an honest, civil debate here about how much exactly
Samson's side trips are (or are not) worth to Sugar Labs. Please if we can
execute financial decision-making in public (I'm moving this private email
discussion from slobs at lists.sugarlabs.org to iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org)
unless there is an overwhelming reason for confidentiality during
merger/acquisition planning, legal threats etc.
Thank You All.
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