[Sur] [SLOBS] SLOB motion

Adam Holt holt en laptop.org
Jue Jun 1 06:50:31 EDT 2017

On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender en gmail.com>

> I'd like to queue up this motion before our monthly meeting on Friday:
> Motion: Allocate $800 towards the expenses associated with Samson Goddy
> presenting Sugar at the Scratch Conference in Bordeaux, France in July 2017
> (See [1] for details).

This would set a terrible precedent for Sugar Labs to pay $800 for a visa

Far worse, when in fact it can be done for less.

Strange that my parents spent an important part of their lives teaching in
Nigeria and I happen to know more about modern Lagos (where Samson would
apply for his French govt visa) than a steady stream of hyperbolic claims
have insinuated.

As such I will continue to vote My Conscience -- *AGAINST THIS MOTION with
respect for all and malice toward none* -- up until the point where:

1) The total is reduced to $500 (receipts provided per SFConservancy

2) It is clarified in writing (within the motion or nearby) what happens if
the money disappears, if the French Govt insists on rejecting Samson's visa
application.  (In short: would Sugar Labs or Scratch pay this up-to-$500 ?)

Important: There's absolutely no need to wait for a monthly meeting here,
so that Samson (or other urgent matters such as this) are not left waiting.

[1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/152VDfUcdcGOHOFBLT3lG15sUFpzBe
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