[Sur] [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] MOTION: French visa for Samson Goddy to attend 10-year Anniversary Scratch Conf / 50-year Anniversary of Logo

Adam Holt holt en laptop.org
Vie Jun 9 06:32:57 EDT 2017

On Jun 9, 2017 6:30 AM, "Adam Holt" <holt en laptop.org> wrote:

On Jun 7, 2017 7:59 AM, "Adam Holt" <holt en laptop.org> wrote:

Lionel, Sameer, Laura & Ignacio,

Can you please try to vote yes or no

Or please formally abstain, but do vote your opinion please!

(As you

...and we were (:


to do, setting a tone for forward action — in whatever direction your
conscience takes you — Thanks All!)


as Samson would need to fly to Lagos immediately this wkd (or Monday
latest, to get everything in motion) so does need to know what's happening
ASAP as the wkd approaches, *Thanks All for your consideration!*

On Jun 5, 2017 3:28 PM, "Walter Bender" <walter.bender en gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 2:32 PM, Adam Holt <holt en laptop.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 2:17 PM, Samson Goddy <samsongoddy en gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I will take sole responsibility for the lost and if it happen, i didn't
>>> get the visa.
>> My apologies I misunderstood earlier, among the many emails.  That makes
>> things very clear, thank you Samson.  Be it then resolved:
>> "To support Samson Goddy's attending 2017 Scratch conference in Bordeaux,
>> France (19-21 July 2017) to strengthen our relationship with Scratch, Sugar
>> Labs should allocate up to $500 in support of his obtaining a French visa,
>> including (as nec) travel from Port Harcourt to Lagos for as many days as
>> required.  Any receipts to this end, Samson will submit to the Software
>> Freedom Conservancy.  It is understood that if the French government very
>> unfortunately turns down his visa application, preventing him from
>> attending Bordeaux, these lost funds will be borne by Samson Goddy."
>> Thanks in advance to any board members who can second this motion,
>> thereby helping Samson/Scratch/Sugar move forward!
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> While I think it is unconscionable for Sugar Labs not to shoulder the
> responsibility of the visa on behalf of one of our members, I will
> nonetheless second the motion, bad precedent and all, as it seems to be the
> only way to get unstuck.
> -walter
> --
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
> http://www.sugarlabs.org
> <http://www.sugarlabs.org>
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