[Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] Action needed on two issues

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Fri Apr 8 13:11:01 EDT 2016

+1 on both motions


On 04/08/2016 08:23 PM, Walter Bender wrote:
> Apparently we did not actually get all the votes necessary to approve 
> a motion to pay Devin a $500 stipend for his time taken away from his 
> Day Job to help with the Turtle Blocks workshops at the 
> Constructionism Conference. The motion was made and voted on at the 
> 2015-12-07 meeting [1]. There were only three votes cast. (I thought 
> four had been cast.) There was no objection raised at the time and 
> Devin did take a week off from work to attend the meetings and run the 
> workshops. I'd like to reopen this motion with the new board and take 
> a vote.
> Motion: offer Devin U. an honorarium ($500) to compensate him since he 
> needed to take a week off from work to run two Turtle/Music Blocks 
> workshops at the Constructionism Conference. The funds would be 
> allocated from the Trip Advisor grant which are in support of 
> promoting and advancing Turtle Blocks around the world.
> Please respond ASAP, as I feel we need to clarify the situation and 
> not leave Devin hanging.
> Adam, in the future, it would be nice to get a heads up when you find 
> mistakes and not just catch them by noticing a change to a wiki page.
> Also, I need clarity regarding the Trip Advisor grant. I believe that 
> the oversight board has previously granted me approval to spend grant 
> money on workshops under the conditions that (1) I inform the 
> committee of my plans and (2) I don't exceed the budget. Apparently 
> this is not the understanding of some of you and not the understanding 
> of the SFC.
> Motion: Walter, as PI of the Trip Advisor grant, will inform the SL 
> oversight board of his plans for workshops that fall under the guise 
> promotion of Turtle Blocks but otherwise has discretion in organizing 
> and funding these events, within the budget constraints of grant and 
> the travel guidelines of the SFC.
> Please take action on this ASAP as I am many months without 
> reimbursement for travel for several workshops.
> FWIW, the large proportion of the travel and expenses associated with 
> the workshops to date has been paid for by third parties. I've been 
> able to stretch the budget quite far.
> thank you for your attention.
> regards.
> -walter
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> Date: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 4:45 AM
> Subject: Sugar Labs page Oversight Board/Decisions has been changed by 
> Holt
> To: Walter <walter.bender at gmail.com <mailto:walter.bender at gmail.com>>
> Dear Walter,
> The Sugar Labs page Oversight Board/Decisions has been changed on
> 8 April 2016 by Holt, see
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