[WikiEN-l] Foundation audit

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Tue Feb 12 00:29:58 UTC 2008

Anthony wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2008 6:27 AM, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Thomas Dalton 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
>>> foundation funds.
>> It can be separated on the budget, but apparently, in the end, it is
>> still "travel"... I know it is misleading, I am not so happy with that
>> either.
> If you're not happy with it, why did you vote to approve it?  You
> shouldn't ever vote to approve financial statements that you know to
> be misleading.
It seems like a bit of a leap to move from the suggestion that two 
classes of travel should be accounted in separate accounts to an 
approval of misleading statements.  Since an audit was involved, any 
misleading statements should have been commented by the auditors. 


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