Short? I will digest this. A well written response deb. Thank you. Yeah we didn’t really denote things under 1% much less 0.1%.
I was looking for the financials link. My bad I couldn’t find that. Personally I don’t have a problem with how fbsd or the foundation is spending money or not. I do find the community politics quite intriguing though..... On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 11:11 AM <d...@freebsdfoundation.org> wrote: > Hello Philip and Josh, > > Sorry, for the delay in my response, and thank you for inquiring how we > are spending our money. I need to keep this reply short, as I’m on my way > to the airport to attend SCALE to promote FreeBSD and recruit more users > and contributors to the Project. I will write up a more formal statement > after I arrive in California. This week has been tough, with two major > conferences happening this week. > > To answer Julien’s original question, no, the Foundation did not pay for > the CoC. However,, as we’ve been publicizing in our monthly newsletters in > 2016 and the FreeBSD quarterly status reports, we did support the new Code > of Conduct efforts by paying for a few hours of time for an outside > consultant to provide guidance and advice to the CoC review committee made > up of volunteers from within and outside the FreeBSD community. The funding > comes out of our general funds, like other support we provide to the > Project. The consultant did not write the CoC, only provided advice. > > > > To address Philip’s concern, we have always been public with our spending. > Please check out our financial reports here: > > https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/about/financials/ > > When you look at our P&L, you can see that we do not break out every > expense. For example, you won’t see how much we spent on individual events, > like the Bay Area Vendor Summit, or how much we paid to sponsor AsiaBSDCon > or BSDCon. Most of that is lumped into Project Spending expense accounts. > Paying for a consultant to provide guidance into making sure the FreeBSD > Project is inclusive, welcoming, and safe, is part of our charter of > supporting the FreeBSD Project and community. I’ll also include here, that > it was important to have that expertise on putting together the reporting > process. I understand that there are people on this mailing list that are > concerned about how we are spending their donations, and I believe there is > a misunderstanding of how much we actually spent on this. To be clear, it > was less than .1% of our budget. Over 60% off our budget goes directly to > software development, with most of the rest going to release engineering > and security team support, FreeBSD infrastructure, and FreeBSD advocacy and > education. In fact, here is a list of the areas we supported in 2017, > copied from my December blog post: > > In 2017, your support helped us advance the Project through: > > - Increasing the software development projects we are managing and > funding, by internal and external software developers, including the > OpenZFS RAID-Z Expansion project, Broadcom Wi-Fi infrastructural > improvements (bhnd(4) driver), increasing Intel server support, and > extensive progress towards a fully copyfree toolchain. > - Growing the number of FreeBSD contributors and users from our global > FreeBSD outreach and advocacy efforts, including expanding into new regions > like China, India, Africa, and Singapore. > - Keeping FreeBSD secure and reliable by having staff members fill > leadership roles on the Security and Release Engineering teams. > - Starting up nascent internship/stipend programs by participating in > the University of Waterloo Co-op program, where we are hiring interns for > four-month periods to work directly on FreeBSD, and the University > Politehnica Bucharest, where we are providing stipends to students doing > research projects with FreeBSD. > - Providing face-to-face opportunities such as developer and vendor > summits and company visits to help facilitate collaboration between > commercial users and FreeBSD developers,as well as helping to get changes > pushed into the FreeBSD source tree, and creating a bigger and healthier > ecosystem. > - Utilizing a full-time staff member to ensure stability, reliability > and high performance via ongoing maintenance and bug fixes. > > > > Most of you probably noticed that there is no mention of supporting the > FreeBSD CoC. That’s because this work was done in 2016. As I mentioned > earlier, the bulk of our funding goes directly to supporting the Project, > and that includes the salaries of our limited staff. We also spend funding > on a Human Resources consultant periodicity, an accountant, an office, > computers, and other administrative areas that support our efforts. > > As someone who has traveled around the world, meeting FreeBSD contributors > who are new to the Project, and also many who have been with it for a long > time, I’m always impressed with the passion and love for FreeBSD. I’m here > to support our constituents, and listen to what you want us to support. We > are not a trade association like some of the other open source foundations > out there. Our sole purpose is to support the FreeBSD Project and > community. Though, we don’t have enough funding to do the work we are > currently doing, we will step in the fill needs of the Project. > > Along with my staff, we are committed to supporting this Project. I stand > by the support we provided to the community to craft a better Project CoC. > As most people know, I will respond over email. If you have specific > concerns about the CoC, I’m open to listening. But, please be specific on > what concerns you. However, since I was not part of the CoC effort, it > would be best to send your concerns directly to the core team, who is > working on a process for committers to provide their feedback on the > current CoC. > > > > Sincerely, > > > > Deb Goodkin > > Executive Director > > The FreeBSD Foundation > > > > > > *From:* Philip M. Gollucci <pgollu...@p6m7g8.com> > *Sent:* Wednesday, March 7, 2018 07:39 > *To:* Josh Goldstein <josh.goldst...@protonmail.com> > *Cc:* d...@freebsdfoundation.org; email@example.com > *Subject:* Re: FreeBSD Foundation CoC involvement > > > > I'm perplexed, speaking as a previous officer of the ASF - Nearly > everything we spent money on was public. I know the staff and infra > budgets are. I wrote them for two years. > > > > At the moment I have no opinion on if this was good or bad to spend on; > however as a 501c(3) vs 501c(6) you have limits on what can be asked for > untargeted donations. > > > > On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 9:09 AM, Josh Goldstein via freebsd-advocacy < > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Deb, > > Several people have now asked and you have yet to respond, so I will > raise the question again in a new thread in case you're ignoring the > politics thread: > > Did The FreeBSD Foundation pay for works related to the Code of Conduct, > and if so how much did it pay, and to whom for what services? > > I don't think this is an unreasonable question; several of us have > donated money to the Foundation and would like to know how it is being > spent. Personally I assumed development but that appears to not be the > case and I need to reassess my commitment. > > Regards, > > Josh > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-advocacy > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-advocacy-unsubscr...@freebsd.org > " > > > > > > -- > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > 4096R/D21D2752 > <http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xF699A450D21D2752> ECDF > B597 B54B 7F92 753E E0EA F699 A450 D21D 2752 > > Philip M. 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