[Sur] [SLOB] another motion (Quispe trip to Translation Summit)

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress en gmail.com
Jue Mayo 12 11:33:30 EDT 2016

I would note that, as requested, Edgar provided a brief write-up of
the event afterwards (in Spanish), which I have
Google-assisted-translated and will be posting (in both Spanish and
English) on the blog that I'm setting up for reporting on Translation
Community Manager activities.

Asking funded travelers for a post-travel write-up is a practice that
I think Sugar Labs SLOB should consider in all travel-funding
requests.  It is a very common practice in science-related businesses,
when someone is sent to a conference on company time.  This practice
provides a further return on investment.  Not only are your ideas
shared with the audience at the destination by the traveler, but the
conference's ideas are reported back to the community providing the


On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender en gmail.com> wrote:
> I realize that we never actually had a formal motion for this as we got
> side-tracked by the i18n manager discussion (See [1]).
> Background: Edgar Quispe had requested funds to attend the Traducción e
> interpretación en las lenguas originarias del Perú meeting in Lima. The
> total cost of the trip was expected to be ~$200. In fact it came to $168.88.
> The purpose of the visit was for Edgar to share his experience with Aymara
> i18n for Sugar Labs with speakers of other indigenous languages in the
> region. Note that this was pre-approved by Chris Leonard and Walter Bender
> as appropriate and relevant to our i18n efforts under the Trip Advisor grant
> and brought up for discussion at the 1 April SLOB meeting. Edgar's report is
> at [2].
> Motion: to reimburse Edgar Quispe for expenses incurred representing Sugar
> Labs at the Traducción e interpretación en las lenguas originarias del Perú
> meeting in Lima. The cost is $168.88.
> -walter
> [1] http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/iaep/2016-March/017787.html
> [2]
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz5r4d6qh-WsZmF1cWQxemdGN0FmMzJnRjBZNEhKaEZWd1pB/view?usp=sharing
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Accounting at Software Freedom Conservancy
> <accounting en sfconservancy.org>
> Date: Wed, May 11, 2016 at 8:08 PM
> Subject: approval details for Quispe-Chambi trip expenses? (was: Fwd:
> Solicitud de auspicio de pasajes)
> To: sugar en sfconservancy.org
> I'm submitting tonight to Conservancy internal approval process Edgar
> Quispe Chambi's reimbursement request of US$161.88.
> However, I am unable to find SLOBs approval, so the reimbursement may be
> rejected because of this.  The information I have is:
> El mar. 18, 2016 5:52 AM, "Walter Bender" <walter.bender en gmail.com>
> escribió:
>>> Chris and I approved the travel. We will get formal approval from the
>>> SLOB but there is no time to wait. Please keep your receipts so that
>>> we can reimburse you. Sorry that there is no time to get you a travel
>>> advance.
> I assume based on that statements and the one below that at sometime
> between March 18th and April 15th, there was a formal SLOBs approval.
> Can someone send that along, please?  A URL link to the SLOBs minutes
> where it was approved are fine.
> [snip]
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