Oversight Board/Meeting Minutes-2019-01-04

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Board members
Walter Bender, Lionel Laské, Devin Ulibarri, James Cameron, Samson Goddy, Alex Perez, and Claudia Urrea (from 20:44 UTC).


Community members
Rahul Bothra and Peace Ojemeh.


  • Welcome new Board Members
  • Assign new Board roles
  • Discussion of 2019 goals

Carried over from e-mail deliberations was;

Google Summer of Code 2018 Stipends

Normally the stipends can be requested by the mentors, but the mentors agreed not to request, but suggested that the money be used for marketing. See MOTION 2016-34 and mailing list post.

Preserve the unpaid GSoC 2018 stipend for marketing purposes, and thank the mentors who suggested this.

We discussed;

  • mentors made this agreement in private (Subject "GSoC mentor stipend" on October 11th),
  • that there was no plan in the motion,
  • that Conservancy is unlikely to let us spend any money without a plan,
  • past undermining of decisions,
  • need for consensus as a control for undermining,
  • role of the liaison or project representative,

We did not come to an agreement. Next action is to write a marketing plan together.

Google Summer of Code 2019

Walter asked us to consider our participation in Google Summer of Code 2019.

We discussed;

  • decision to be made by 23rd January,
  • quantity of project ideas,
  • organisational administrator(s),
  • benefits and costs, including exposure to broader FOSS community,
  • process to select project ideas,
  • process to select mentors,
  • the Sugar Labs GSoC repository,
  • hidden development conversations,

We agreed to participate.

Sugar Labs will apply for Google Summer of Code 2019.

Google Code-in 2018 Travel

Sugar Labs matches the Google Code-In Summit travel budget, by paying from our own funds up to $2k.