Board voting ends today, but...
eich at suse.de
Thu Feb 18 22:44:51 PST 2010
On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 10:37:49AM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:18:47PM +0000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:52:22PM +0100, Egbert Eich wrote:
> > > On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 09:45:07PM +0000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > > As far as I can tell (and I've not looked hard, because I'd like to
> > > > escape the office early), XDS 2007 cost $US10k for the venue, around
> > > > $US24k for travel sponsorship (no joke), and something like $US5k lost
> > > > to PayPal (they decided we were scammers and took our money) as well as
> > >
> > > This is actually interesting and it supports my feeling how finances
> > > are handled and why I have given up doing any accounting.
> > >
> > > But maybe I'm wrong and I only have this feeling because things work
> > > differently in the EU than in the US where an organization is able to
> > > to pocket ones money by making false claims.
> > I'm pretty uncomfortable with the suggestion here. No, wait, very
> > uncomfortable. (Not to mention that if any misuse of funds _did_ go on
> > here, then it sucks to be me, because if that was the case, then I got
> > not a single cent from my complicity.)
> Daniel, I read Egberts statement regarding pocketing money referring to
> PayPal, not you. Egbert may be able to clear that up, but my gess is this
> was the intended meaning.
Yes, indeed and I thought that this was clear from the wording. The word
'organization' referred to PaPal as a company which I - as a non native speaker
- consider to be some form of organization as opposed to an individual.
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