On Feb 11, 2008 9:57 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
* travel costs
include scholarships of wikipedians to go to Wikimania.
This is not really a cost since we got restricted donations from
sponsors to precisely cover that cost
In that case, shouldn't it be noted separately on the financial
reports? It's rather misleading having something that was paid for by
someone else grouped in with something that was paid for from general
Since the Foundation runs on donations, everything is paid for by
someone else if you want to think about it like that.
On Feb 11, 2008 8:57 PM, Florence Devouard <Anthere9(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Even today, most of the activity of the Foundation is about running the
website. But to get a 24/24, 7/7 website running, you need tech staff.
Once you get bills to pay (high amount and numerous), you need an
accountant. Once you get people calling the office once every 5 minutes,
you need an office manager. Once you get invited to visit the tribunal
from time to time, you need lawyers etc...
And once you need more money to get in, you need staff to make the money
I suspect that many of the qualms people have about the cost of
salaries is that many people aren't particularly familiar with what
all the staff do. We'd love to hear more about all the good work they