Computer readable version of SPI ledgers (per project)?

Martin Michlmayr tbm at
Tue Oct 22 14:41:58 UTC 2019

* Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock at> [2019-10-15 17:08]:
> I am aware of the human readable financial reports online, currently
> from Jan 2016 though to July 2019, in what looks like consistent
> formatting:

Yes, SPI has moved to ledger, a text-based FOSS accounting tool:

> Is there an underlying computer readable version (public or with
> automated access to project representatives) for a project to use in
> their own reporting systems?

No, this is not available at the moment.

Since all data is in ledger now, providing such data to projects would
in theory be possible, but there would have to be some work,

* Some sanitization of the data: projects are independent of SPI, so
there might be data privacy considerations.  Currently there's no way
for donors to give consent for their information to be shared.  I
think the long-term solution for that is a donation portal where
donors can give that consent and which then allows them to make payment
via a number of mechanisms (e.g. PayPal, Stripe).

* A policy for projects on data use

* Export and data sharing considerations (what format: CVS/ledger?,
private access how: SSH/git?, etc).

If you (or other projects) want data, please email the SPI board at
board at to indicate what data you want/need, what for, etc.


(SPI contractor working on financial reports, but not speaking for

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