Finances (was Re: Issues (Re: KDE e.V. Community Report for 2018 available))

Paul Brown paul.brown at kde.org
Sun Dec 1 00:24:26 GMT 2019


On sábado, 30 de noviembre de 2019 22:47:31 (CET) Philippe Cloutier wrote:
> Le 2019-11-30 à 12:39, Paul Brown a écrit :
> > On sábado, 30 de noviembre de 2019 17:11:07 (CET) Philippe Cloutier wrote:
> >> Thanks Paul,
> >> 
> >> Le 2019-11-29 à 12:22, Paul Brown a écrit :
> >>> On viernes, 29 de noviembre de 2019 13:39:26 (CET) Philippe Cloutier
> > 
> > wrote:
> >>>> Le 2019-11-27 à 14:05, Aleix Pol a écrit :
> >>>>> Dear KDE community,
> >>>>> Some of you already saw it at Akademy, but we wanted to make sure that
> >>>>> you were all aware of all the great things we did last year 2018
> >>>>> 
> >>>>> https://ev.kde.org/reports/ev-2018/
> >>>> 
> >>>> [...]
> >>>> 
> >>    * The "Financial working group" section is unclear about the year(s)
> >>    
> >>      covered. It seems to cover 2018, but also 2017. If it covers both,
> >>      the paragraph in the 2017 Financial Data section is extremely
> >>      confusing at best.
> > 
> > Read it at face value: the first section discusses what happened in 2018,
> > while the second is the official 2017 report made after the closure of
> > the 2017 financial year. If you need more clarification, maybe ask Eike,
> > Neofytos, or some other member of the working group?
> 
> Reading it at face value means that the 2017 income was 591.616 EUR,
> while the 2018 income was lower, at 591,000 EUR. Yet, the first sentence
> 
> in that section claims:
> > In 2018, KDE e.V. received several large one-time donations raising
> > our annual income to a record 591,000 EUR.
> 
> In the context of a yearly report, many will interpret "record" as an
> indication that the income is at least as high as that of all previous
> years. While "record" does not necessarily mean highest, it seems
> unlikely that this interpretation is correct, and the term "record"
> would rather be removed if it is.

Talk to Eike. I did not write that report. Only edited and formatted it.

Cheers

Paul
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