Proposed: Funding Open Source Accounting software
josh at postgresql.org
Fri May 3 19:04:32 UTC 2013
> As an example: wouldn't those money (+ a good deal of extra other) be
> better spent to pay a professional accountant than in this fund-raising
> initiative? I'm convinced that at SPI scale, that would make a real
> difference in the quality of service offered to affiliated projects.
If you look at last month's board meeting, you'll see a rather strident
proposal from me that we hire a new bookkeeper. I think we need to do
that *also*. I agree that that's more important than software we'll get
in a year. Fortunately, we have the money to do *both*.
One of the problems we encounter, though, is that most bookkeepers won't
deal with our wonky ad-hoc system. This puts a lot of ongoing burden on
the volunteer treasurer, and causes the bookkeeper so be less effective.
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