Re: DPL election IRC Debate - Call for questions
Ean Schuessler wrote:
Q: In June of 2004 it became apparent that SPI had deep set
problems executing its chartered tasks.
Hrm; from my archives of spi-private, I'd been complaining about the
lack of transparency in financial mangement since 13th Jan 2003, at
which point, aiui, donations had not been accepted at all for over six
months. SPI members who are subscribed to spi-private and care, can
As a DPL candidate, what actions will you take to insure that
Debian's funds and other property are managed in a professional manner? How
will you insure successful execution?
I think Martin's done exactly the right thing here, which is to
diversify Debian's holdings on a country-by-country basis -- both
because it means we're not putting all our eggs in one basket, and
because it keeps the funds close to where they're going to be spent.
Debian is a global organisation, and collecting all our funds in the US
isn't really a very sensible thing to do, no matter how well it's
managed once it's there.
I've had the opportunity to help that process from the other end by my
involvement in Linux Australia, Inc recently, and I'm pleased that
that's already resulted in some progress . Fortunately, the LA
treasurer, Mark Tearle, will be doing all the actual work. :)
Beyond that, though, I think SPI's problems are something the SPI board
will have to work out themselves, and from what I've seen, things do in
fact seem to be improving. I hope that continues.