[Sur] [IAEP] [SLOBS] SLOB motion

Adam Holt holt en laptop.org
Jue Jun 1 08:28:05 EDT 2017

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 7:14 AM, Samson Goddy <samsongoddy en gmail.com> wrote:

> This would set a terrible precedent for Sugar Labs to pay $800 for a visa
> alone.
> Flight and other things connected.
All for the sake of 1 visa alone, let's hope it happens (sorry you're
flying instead of taking the new train from Port Harcourt to Lagos isn't
ready yet...)

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.
> I am a Nigerian, you are not.
Luckily they charge the same price regardless our ethnicity here at this
$~19/night room in good proximity to the French Embassy in Lagos: (Lekki,
by Lagos Island, I know it well)


Air/conditioning, Internet, Amenities etc...I don't spend this much myself
but there are in fact options in every price range.

Things are crazy expensive in Nigeria.
Nigeria has a truly great sense of humor and Nigerians are more resourceful
than most imagine.

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
> policies).
> If $800 can't be given to me, i am okay with  $500-600. Just that it will
> make me use lot of my savings i have been keeping for my internet plan.
> Half is better than none.
Thanks much Samson for being understanding and honoring all who wish they
had this opportunity!

> 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 ?)
The motion needs to quickly clarify the above.

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