[Members] 2013 Board and Council Elections - questions for candidates

Ashley Ward ash.wardly at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 18:31:21 UTC 2013


On 16 Oct 2013, at 17:14, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
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> The financial information currently available is out of date ( http://xmpp.org/about-xmpp/xsf/xsf-financial-summary/ ).  At the very least members who are on the XSF Council could have pointed out that such information should be kept up-to-date as the foundation is a legal entity.  It also tells the sponsors how their generous donations are put to good use.
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> I don't think Council are the right people to be doing this. Board have a remit on 'that side of things', and I don't think it's healthy to suggest that Council's job is to keep tabs on it.

Definitely. As far as I can see, keeping track of and publishing financials, and making sure sponsors are happy seem to be entirely within the remit of the Board. As is anything regarding keeping things legal. Nothing to do with the Council at all - the role of the Council is purely technical.

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Ash
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