[IAEP] Today's meeting topic: Financial report first quarter 2017 by mail

Samson Goddy samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org
Fri Aug 4 20:31:31 EDT 2017

+1 James, my thought exactly about sharing the URL to any mailing list. It
should be on demand!!

Just a thought.

On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 12:53 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> G'day Adam,
> I've a degree in business, which included accounting, and have
> recently completed extra training on governance, so I'll comment on
> what I've seen; in context below;
> On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 05:03:06PM -0400, Adam Holt wrote:
> > 1) Detailed Sugar Labs financial info is provided for the entirety
> > of 2016 and 2017-to-date below.
> Interesting, thanks.  I've no issues with the numbers or transactions.
> > The entirety of Sugar Labs financial info is almost 1/3 of gigabyte
> > as checked out from SFC,
> Quite a small data set, at only 333 MB.
> > so more details can be obtained later this year should finer details
> > be truly necessary, with a finer-toothed comb,
> Looking through the meeting minutes, you probably don't need to worry
> so much about this; the board members are entitled to full access to
> the data, read-only, and are obliged to keep the data as secure as
> posssible.
> Yes, it will include private identifiable information (PII) of Sugar
> Labs members or other participants.  In dealing with Sugar Labs,
> people expect the board may see this PII.
> Not every board member will access the data, or have the knowledge to
> decode and understand the data.  But they are entitled to it.
> Here's what I suggest;
> Don't make it available by posting a URL to any mailing list, not even
> slobs@, but instead send it privately to board members who request it,
> and include a way for board members to confirm they have the same copy
> of the file as other board members.  e.g. with a digital signature or
> md5sum that you post on the slobs@ mailing list.
> > to de-identify personal home address and very personal account
> > numbers therein, which make everyone vulnerable to identify theft.
> No, that is not necessary; as long as the board members know the data
> must be kept confidential to the board.
> > Until then, this below provides a very detailed picture of all funds
> > received and spent over the past 19 months.
> This and your follow-up messages on this thread could be pulled
> together into a single report to the board rather than a series of
> messages.  It would make your intent clearer.
> A report to community may be different to a report to the board,
> containing less identifying information.
> --
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.netrek.org/
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