Le mercredi 28 novembre 2012, à 23:56 +0900, Manu Gupta a écrit :
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Henne Vogelsang
On 27.11.2012 15:49, Manu Gupta wrote:
But there are donations from the community
during oSC's which are totally unaccounted for.
I believe when you throw around an accusation like this you should back
them up with facts. So please, would you go into details?
Last year's oSC, last and this year's GSoC Money, Travel Support Money
[oSC is not enough and I did send a mail to Izabel, so that we can
report it to community]. WE have failed to let others know where and
wherever it has come from. Since no one asked about it before, but it
does not mean anything about it.
That's something I investigated a bit. It's sometimes hard to find
answers for funds we got in the past, but here's what I can tell so far:
- the GSoC money for this year is being tracked and will be usable the
way we want (controlled by the board, as long as the use of that
money is legal, bla bla bla :-)).
- the GSoC money from last year: we spent part of that to send people
to the GSoC summit (and it will be reimbursed by Google, along with
the money we'll get for GSoC this year). In short, this is more or
less like the paragraph above: we have control of that money.
- we got some money from merchandising at the openSUSE Conference this
year. As far as I know, this is cash only. We will use that money in
a similar way. As it's cash, we need to figure out how to account
for that. The idea so far is to spend that money for events we
organize (for instance: pay for group dinner during hackatons)
- I'm not sure how much money we got from last year's oSC. I'm assuming
that would also be cash, and that would be handled the same way as
what I wrote above.
- for the Travel Support Money: this is something we (the board) need
to discuss with the Travel Support team. I can understand they're
being careful about disclosing anything there, and I guess they'll
feel more comfortable if the decision about disclosing or not
disclosing is taken by the board.
Now, in general, I would agree we're not doing a great job at tracking
the money as we don't have a good process for that (except for the
Travel Support, where the team is doing great!). That's something we
do you think is unaccounted for and how did yo try to
account for it? After all you're a board member currently...
Is there an account of whatever we have, I have not seen it anywhere
on Paper. I have started off a discussion in the mailing list, I have
not seen anyone except Vincent answer it. Topics like
etc are coming up in our discussions. I
tried to discuss Alan's proposal on it but no one seems to have a
strong opinion on it.
There are two different topics:
- proper budgeting and tracking of money we already control (although
owned by a third-party entity)
- how to be able to receive donations from individuals and companies,
to increase the amount of money we can use for the project
First topic is something where we can improve today (and we will improve
there). Second topic is hard, and something I don't think we should rush
as it'll be hard to revert a decision we'll take there.
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