[IAEP] [SLOBS] Sugar Labs changing directions

Karen Sandler karen at sfconservancy.org
Mon May 6 10:46:39 EDT 2019

To add to what Walter has said, we're also glad we had the chance to 
work together all of these years! While it was tough for us to come to 
the decision to terminate Sugar Lab's fiscal sponsorship agreement, we 
know it's the right move for Sugar to have a new chapter. We believe 
strongly in Sugar Labs' mission and look forward to seeing you succeed. 
In short, we're really excited to help Sugar Labs get on its feet in a 
new organization!

I'm available to make sure this happens as smoothly as possible and am 
available on IRC, email or phone to answer any questions anyone has 
about the process.


Karen M. Sandler
Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
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On 2019-05-06 10:15, Walter Bender wrote:
> For those of you who were not able to attend the most recent Sugar
> Labs oversight board meeting [1], on 3 May, I wanted to share with you
> an important decision made by the board.
> Sugar Labs has been a member project of the SFC since 2008 and
> operated under the SFC guidelines during that period. For the most
> part it has been a productive and amicable relationship but there have
> been a few bumps in the road, when Sugar Labs community members have
> had difficulty adhering to some of the SFC guidelines. After several
> attempts to foster a less contentious relationship, it was determined
> that the best course of action is to make a change.
> The board unanimously passed a motion to form a 501(c)(3) with the
> intent of moving Sugar Labs resources, infrastructure, and funds into
> it. [2]
> Devin Ulibarri, our Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) liaison
> communicated this decision to Karen Sandler,  the executive director
> of the SFC, who responded that the SFC would "be happy to help form
> the new organization."
> Personally, I consider our membership in the SFC as a way-point along
> a continuing journey to bring the best in Free/Libre software to
> education. While I appreciate the work we have done with the SFC for
> more than ten years, I look forward to a new model of independence for
> Sugar Labs.
> The oversight board will keep the community informed of our progress
> towards establishing the 501(c)(3) organization. Community input, as
> always, is most welcome.
> regards,
> Walter Bender on behalf of the Sugar Labs oversight board
> [1] http://meeting.sugarlabs.org/sugar-meeting/meetings/2019-05-03 [1]
> [2] https://www.501c3.org/what-is-a-501c3/ [2]
> --
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
> http://www.sugarlabs.org [3]
> [3]
> Links:
> ------
> [1] http://meeting.sugarlabs.org/sugar-meeting/meetings/2019-05-03
> [2] https://www.501c3.org/what-is-a-501c3/
> [3] http://www.sugarlabs.org
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