Re: GNOME Foundation Budget

On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 09:17 +1200, Glynn Foster wrote:

> Are are we just going to be treated to the figures in 
> and expect to know what they all mean?

One thing to note is that there is also a GUADEC report that Owen posted, too.
That summary is a project compilation of GUADEC revenue and expenses from both the Norwegian
host college and the foundation. 

On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 10:54 +0700, Ross Golder wrote:

> This is just a quick 'off the top of my head' idea. Obviously, it would
> involve having these kinds information in some kind of open (XML-based?)
> accounting format (defined somewhere already? 

Jody, Jonathan and I are looking at the budget categories and spreadsheet formats, 
but you are the first to bring up XML.

> On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 13:32 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:

> I think people will have to tell us what they think needs explaining.
> (Tim was going to post an announcement of this financial report here,
> and asked me what "frequently asked questions" he should try to answer
> in announcement. My response was that I couldn't guess, and we could
> just answer them when people asked him.)

The accountant used a standard format that goes with filing the
foundation tax return. There are notes included with the financial
statement, but an FAQ could be useful in helping people walk through the
numbers. You can send me questions to collate.


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