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The mission of the oversight board is to ensure that the Sugar Labs community has clarity of purpose and the means to collaborate in achieving its goals. (See Sugar_Labs/Governance)

The Oversight Board

The current oversight board members are:


  • slobs AT lists.sugarlabs.org - A private list for the Oversight Board members; all emails that do not ask to be private (or are not obviously intended to be private) will be forwarded to the publicly archived IAEP list.
  • ombudsman AT sugarlabs.org - A neutral party with whom anyone (member or non-member) may consult privately. The ombudsman will report to the Oversight Board and the community each month that a consultation occurs. Bert Freudenberg is Ombudsman.


We meet on IRC at 19:00 UTC on the first Friday of each month (irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting).

Next meeting

Friday, 2017-11-03 at 19 UTC

Email slobs at lists dot sugarlabs dot org to propose a topic queue to be brought up.

Agenda items

Please contact an oversight-board member to add topics to be considered for the meeting.

  • 2017-2019 Elections Report and Welcome to new Board members
  • Election of new Sugar Labs representative
  • Discussion on directions to Conservancy to announce the new Board members
  • Discussion on Sugar Labs financial report and strategies to follow for the next period
  • Discussion of "process" (and "guidelines") for requesting travel advances
  • Discussion of "guidelines" for external programs such as GCI, GSoC, Outreachy, etc.
  • Discussion of "protocols" for internal teams such as Devel, Design, Localization, etc.
  • Discussion of proposal to have motions translated into Spanish (and other languages)
  • Discussion of process for finding/appointing a finance manager
  • Report by Ombudsman about the Code of Conduct Arbitration requested by a member on October 4, 2017
  • Follow up on Google Code In Administrators and Mentors

Previous Meetings

Minutes from previous meeting can be found at Oversight Board/Minutes. Logs can be found at [1].


Board actions and decisions are found at Oversight Board/Decisions.

Additional roles within Sugar Labs

The Oversight Board is responsible for appointing delegates with executive functions. Any Sugar Labs member can be appointed by the board. Existing delegates include:

Coordinators are appointed independently by each SIG.

The Oversight Board appoints one of its members as a liaison to each SIG.

Former Board Members

We'd like to thank the follow former board members for their contributions: