From the beginning, my interpretation was that the SFC was getting 10% no matter what for mentor payments... we're choosing to give money to mentors, it's not the same as reimbursement from Google for the summit.

I thought that I voted that the mentor pay the 10% rather than the project (or have it withheld). This way we're not paying out 110% for mentor participation of what Google pays (at least until we get fundraising figured out).

Does that make sense?

Cheers,
Josh

On Dec 4, 2012 7:02 PM, "Ted Gould" <ted@gould.cx> wrote:
On Tue, 2012-12-04 at 18:21 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 12:58:34PM -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 09:41:06PM +0100, Tavmjong Bah wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 12:19 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > > I agree with allowing the Conservancy to keep 10% of "earmarked" money
> > > except in the case that the Conservancy is acting as a conduit for
> > > reimbursing certain expenses. I haven't thought carefully which expenses
> > > to include but as one example of where I don't think the Conservancy
> > > should keep 10% is in the reimbursement of travel expenses to the GSOC
> > > Mentor's meeting that are paid by Google. I am guessing that Google
> > > doesn't have the concept of "overhead" with regards to this kind of
> > > payment so the attendee would be out 10% of their travel costs.
> >
> > That's a good point.  Sounds like we need to define "pass-thru income"
> > for cases like these (and the mentor payments).
>
> Earlier we voted that 10% should not be withheld for the conservancy for
> mentor payments.  As per the email response from Bradley, if we choose
> to let them take 10% in general (as the votes appear to support), they
> would want to take 10% from mentor payments as well.
>
> So, we appear to have two votes which contradict each other.  I'm not
> sure what to do here.  Anyone have some suggestions?

I guess I viewed it as:

If the mentor chose to take the money for him/herself we wouldn't have
the 10% given to the Conservancy taken out (so the mentor got $450).

If the mentor decided to leave the money for Inkscape then 10% would go
to the Conservancy.

Does that align with what you're thinking?

                --Ted


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