[IAEP] [SLOBS] [SLOB] yet another motion regarding Samson's travel

Samson Goddy samsongoddy at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 14:59:33 EDT 2017

On Sep 24, 2017 7:44 PM, "Adam Holt" <holt at laptop.org> wrote:

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.
> regards.
> -walter
> On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:12 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>> Second.
>> Sameer
>> On Sep 22, 2017 10:48 PM, "Walter Bender" <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 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
>>> [1] 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).
>>> [1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dBJ14BeT4titV9FU7Cf0jcJc
>>> 5nto54ly8aZEbN8ZbVw/edit?usp=sharing
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
https://goo.gl/flights/XwKR )

The links are not displaying. I chose a preferred flight to SFC which was
under the rules and also flexible for me, i took weeks in getting that
flights . Are you now choosing another flight for me?

SFC originally asked me to Ask SLOBS for permission because they notice my
layover in Boston which i explain in previous mail. That i am meeting with
the scratch team and secondly walter about future T.A day in Nigeria.

I am going to L.A from SFO on my own expenses  (caryl is paying for the
flight) taking a local flight from L.A.X to boston.

Which i did. You saying that document is incorrect is wrong. Because i sent
the same documents to SFC starting that i am to fly British airways and
coming back October 24th because of an exams i am having in Nigeria.

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.

It is cool, but i don't understand why the arguments. The google link shows
the flight i chose and explain how i intend to go to Boston.

Once again thank you.

Please i am to meet with SFC on monday for my flight so making this
decision fast will be nice.

Thank You All.

>>> -walter
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