Re: Questions for candidates - board processes & significance

On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 07:59 -0600, Stormy Peters wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:48 AM, Dave Neary <dneary gnome org> wrote:
> [...]
> > In the light of these continued difficulties, Louis (lead organiser
> > for the past 5 years of LGM) proposed that the Quebecois LUG of 
> > which he's president could take over the management of the funds.
> > And finalising the transfer of funds from the GNOME Foundation took
> > several months of over & back with the board & the lawyers.

> There's more to this story than this. Rosanna would be the one to fill
> us in. However, I do know that in many cases they did not send
> receipts and information. When we asked for it, they didn't have it
> and had to go back to those who were being reimbursed.  They blamed
> that time on GNOME. They also expected immediate action every time and
> Rosanna has a process she uses to process all expenses.

I would say they *demanded* immediate action.  IMO, something that
really undermined our communication was the double discourse such as
sending a nice email to the board and -at the same time- a harsh email
to me (and I bet I was not the only one).

> That said, I do not think we handled it well either. GNOME needs an
> easier way to track finances if we are going to track for different
> groups.

We should not handle external accounts.

Germán Póo-Caamaño

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