[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] [SLOBS] URGENT action needed

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Fri Sep 8 08:39:23 EDT 2017

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]

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?
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