ASL/SPI partnership

Josh Berkus josh at
Tue Jan 30 17:06:18 UTC 2007


> Even businesses which are not legal entities, like sole proprietorships
> and presumably unincorporated nonprofit associations such as Debian,
> should still do some form of accounting to keep track of the finances. I
> agree ASL should also record on its books money that it holds in trust
> for Debian, but there's no way Debian as a whole can get a proper
> picture of its income/loss, balance sheet, cash flow, and net worth
> across all its affiliated legal entities unless Debian keeps a set of
> books for itself. Isn't there even someone delegated by the DPL as an
> accountant for this purpose?

Surely you know better ;-)

Anyway, there may actually be legal consequences to Debian keeping "books"; we 
should check with Greg.

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL @ Sun
San Francisco

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