Re: So what do people *except* me want from the foundation?

On di, 2009-06-02 at 14:25 +0200, Dave Neary wrote:
>     What do you expect from the foundation?

Last year at GUADEC during the Foundation BOF, the question was raised
as to why the GNOME Foundation keeps its entire finances in a US bank
account (and thus in US Dollars). This also means that quite a lot of
money gets lost due to currency conversions (especially now that the
Euro is growing stronger again). Especially because some of the sponsors
are based in Europe, as well as GUADEC, this amount can be quite
substantial. The proposal was to have a second bank account in Euros, to
avoid this.

Has any action being taken on looking into this and if not, could this
become a task for the next board? If the economy is as bad as the news
wants us to believe, squeezing out every penny will help, so it might be
worthwhile to investigate if this is worth doing.


Ruben Vermeersch (rubenv)

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