10.25.20

Donald Trump Helped Bill Gates Increase His Wealth by More Than 50%, Especially During the Pandemic

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, Finance at 2:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bill Gates meets with US President-elect Trump
Source (video)

Summary: Contrary to ridiculous narratives disseminated by nutty accounts all around the Web, Gates and Trump are no foes but ‘partners in crime’

THE OLD Bill Gates deposition is very much relevant in light of this past week’s news about Google; Gates had the audacity to publicly instruct if not dictate who to go after next. The extent of his power if not role in the Donald Trump regime is debatable, but many people wrongly assume he's against Trump. Never mind if he personally visits Trump and was offered a job (by Trump himself) in the Trump administration.

Mean Girls: He keeps saying he gives his money away; Yeah, that's why he triples his wealthEarlier this year we saw two disturbing developments; first of all, Microsoft and Trump colluded for Microsoft to 'steal' TikTok (eventually it did not materialise) and around the same time Trump gave a contract (i.e. taxpayers’ money) to a company strongly tied — in the financial sense — to a vaccine profiteer called Gates. The financial ties are obscured using a secretive fake ‘charity’, based around the Cayman Islands. As Tim Schwab put it earlier this month

Public understanding of Gates’s finances is also limited by the foundation’s maze of inscrutable investments, like its reported $100 million stake in GTI 8 Institutional Investors—a private fund domiciled in the Cayman Islands, a jurisdiction renowned for its financial secrecy. The company in charge of the fund, Global Forest Partners, said the fund’s specific holdings are not publicly disclosed.

Yes, the Cayman Islands. Sounds like the sorts of things Trump does and would support others doing. The legal action from Barr’s (Trump’s protégé) DOJ against Google was likely the cherry on the cake prepared for Gates, modelling an action against a company that doesn't impose its products on people after an action against serial, chronic criminals that force people to use Windows, Office and so on.

Gates has always been good at pocketing taxpayers’ money (by lobbying politicians and infiltrating institutions with his dad’s help). He’s still doing just that. COVID-19 and public schools are a lot of public money. While many struggle to make ends meet Microsoft also took billions in bailouts (again, taxpayers' money).

10.09.20

Gates Foundation: the Fake ‘Charity’ That Profits From Microsoft (and Much More) Without Paying Tax

Posted in Bill Gates, Finance, Microsoft at 8:35 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bill Gates never really left Microsoft

Microsoft and Gates Foundation

Summary: The Gates Foundation is merely an investment apparatus (tax-exempt hedge fund), enriching a couple of people while they pretend to be distributing away their wealth; the above is a little portion from the latest listing (which does not even include bribes for publishers and other dubious financial transactions)

10.04.20

Journey Back in History: Misconduct or Disorderly Conduct (Stuffing Money Down the Fronts of Stewardesses’ Blouses, According to Witness Account) by Arthur Watson of IBM (Founder’s Son and Former IBM Chief), Followed by Watson’s Admission and Resignation

Posted in Finance, Fraud, IBM at 5:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

IBM Watsons

Summary: Techrights examines more of the past IBM does not want anyone to know about, ranging from serious crimes (like bribery, fraud, corruption, and bid-rigging) to abuse of women

ONE recurring theme here this past spring/summer was IBM weaponising diversity to oust men whom it cannot control (such as Richard Stallman) whilst ignoring IBM's own guilt. As covered here twice before [1, 2], IBM’s very leadership and top-level officials have much to hide themselves. Their history with women isn’t exactly stunning. It just takes a bit of effort to better understand what happened and at the moment we dig up very old press archives (1960s and 1970s) though “if anything is written,” an associate emphasised, “the direct relevance to today’s organization must be clearly visible. Arthur K. Watson (AKW) has been dead for almost half a century.” Here’s an old article about his appointment and his death one decade later. He died quite early.

For Watson, as a brand that IBM still champions (foremost marketing focus), the past should definitely matter. Not only did Watson the father receive a medal from the Nazis (for his service in implementing the Holocaust). What the Nazis did in the war didn't seem to bother him until the US entered the war. He became very wealthy and IBM became very powerful owing to racist eugenics agenda even prior to it. They literally helped the US Government commit ethnic cleansing of blacks, targeting “mixed” couples in particular (with sights on compelled sterilisation). The few historians who bother learning this subject are being obstructed by IBM, which goes out of its way to bury evidence.

That’s aside from the women’s rights aspects; and the purging of words, much like authoritarian regimes looking to control language itself. I reassured our associate that “the subject [of AKW] might become relevant and of use when IBM preaches from the high heels, claiming to be protector of women’s rights to defuse critics of its corporate conduct…”

4 years ago Arne Alsin published “The IBM Hall of Shame: A (Semi) Complete List of Bribes, Blunders and Fraud

Just over a year ago, in October 2015, IBM disclosed to its shareholders that the company was facing (yet another) SEC investigation. This time, federal agents opened up a probe into how Big Blue reported revenue on “certain transactions” in the United States, the UK, and Ireland. In layman’s terms, it means that the SEC is looking into whether or not IBM is cooking the books.

Surprised? I’m not.

The jury’s still out on that particular case, but I’ve been doing my own research and investigation into IBM for the last decade, and the new revelations fits within a certain pattern: IBM gets implicated or accused of some corporate wrongdoing, the company “cooperates” with investigators, and then — just maybe — the government will slap them with a relatively minor fine. But more often than not, it seems to me, nothing happens, and it’s business as usual.

Don’t believe me? Well, that’s why I’ve compiled this handy guide that exposes the long and sordid history of IBM’s alleged violations, both domestic and abroad. Though the company has defended itself in every single case, the list does not paint a pretty picture: There are multiple cases of bribery, fraud, corruption, and bid-rigging. And they appear to be happening with increasing frequency.

Microsoft does the same thing, in effect defrauding shareholders and faking its financial performance. But let’s focus on IBM for now. Here are some excepts:

1993 — 2000, Argentina: Bribery through Swiss bank accounts

Let’s begin with one of the first IBM bribery cases on record.

In Argentina, the scandal was front-page news: Three high-level executives at IBM were caught bribing government officials with multi-million dollar kickbacks, routed through Swiss bank accounts, in order to win a $250 million contract to modernize the computer system of Argentina’s largest government-owned bank.

[...]

2004–2009, South Korea and China: Slush funds and fake invoices with more than 100 IBM employees involved.

Only a few years after the Argentina scandal, IBM was accused of another overseas bribery case — this time in South Korea and China.

[...]

2013, Poland, Argentina, Bangladesh and Ukraine: “Allegations relating to transactions…”

For this case, it looks like the SEC took a break and let the Department of Justice try its hand at investigating the overseas alleged fraud.

[...]

2011–2014, India: Did top IBM executives cook the books in India?

The important thing to know about IBM’s troubles in India is the scope of what happened: repeat accounting troubles over a period of several years. While this may have been swept under the rug in American media, after doing my own research, IBM’s trouble in India (where it has likely over 100,000 employees) gives me a lot of concern.

[...]

2013, USA: IBM under investigation for how it reports cloud revenue

May 2013 was apparently busy month at IBM and the SEC.

As noted above, in the spring of 2013, the SEC opened up investigations into IBM abroad. But at the same time, SEC also apparently opened up an inquiry into IBM in the United States.

[...]

2013–2016, Australia: “The worst failure of public administration in Australia’s history” — IBM is banned from doing business with Queensland’s government

The average American probably has no idea that IBM is completely banned as a contractor within Queensland’s government. Yes, really.

[...]

2015, Canada: Another bribery case at IBM

More allegations continue to surface that IBM is bribing government officials.

[...]

2015 — Present:

Bribery always involves phony books and records — it’s necessary to hide the transactions on the balance sheet. And in order to circumvent internal controls, bribery usually requires the involvement of senior management.

As we noted here before, this kind of bribery is "business as usual" at Microsoft and fraudulent reporting about "cloud" likewise. It’s a longstanding tradition and Microsoft tries to bribe and/or blackmail whistleblowers. It’s all in the public record now, albeit it takes some digging to find.

Speaking of digging, we’ve managed to locate additional reporting on what happened to the IBM chief who fell from grace, left his job (maybe forcibly), and died not too long afterwards. Not much is said about his premature death in mainstream sources. Decades of googlebombing make that rather difficult. His New York Times profile is 100% a puff piece. The obituary from the New York Times says “Mr. Watson, who was 55 years old, had been injured in a fall at his home in New Canaan, Conn., on July 18, and had been taken to the hospital.” Another drunken tirade, this time at his home/mansion?

It does not say much. There was, however, quite a bit of press coverage about his airplane tirade (“incident”), which led to admission that he had serious problems (apparently with alcohol and with women). In the words of this old article:

Retiring Paris Envoy Sums Up Diplomatic Life

Key parts with our highlights added:

The report by Jack Anderson, the Washington columnist, that the Ambassador indulged in a “glorious drunk” on a transatlantic flight last March had hurt him. “Inwardly, and in the spin‐off on the family,” Mr. Watson said.

In the aftermath of the incident, Mr. Watson denied in a letter to Representative Wayne, L. Hays, Democrat of Ohio, that he had become intoxicated. He acknowledged in the letter, however, that “I was exceedingly, and, I think, uncharacteristically, rude.”

The incident was widely considered to have shortened his term at the embassy, but Mr. Watson said, “It didn’t hurt my job. There was hardly a ripple here.”

Here’s another one:

NIXON SAYS PACT ON ARMS DEPENDS ON MOSCOW TRIP

This article does not say who paid Mr. Nixon before getting this job/post:

He defended the conduct of Arthur K. Watson, the American Ambassador to France, who had been accused of being drunk on a recent flight from Paris to Washington.

Mr. Nixon, smiling, said that Mr. Watson had been carrying out talks with the Chinese Ambassador in Paris “with great competence — and, I understand, total sobriety.” [Question 18.]

He added that he had noted that some members of Congress had raised questions about “the personal conduct of an ambassador when he travels to his post.”

“I would say that people in glass houses should not throw stones,” he said.

Here’s yet another one:

President Accepts Resignation Of Watson as Envoy to France

Key parts with our highlights added:

Mr. Watson, a major contributor to Mr. Nixon’s 1968 campaign, was involved in a, controversy last March after Jack. Anderson, the columnist, reported “that he had been drunk and disorderly on a commercial trans. Atlantic flight, an accusation that Mr. Watson denied.

In his article, Mr. Anderson said that Mr. Watson became “gloriously drunk” on a flight from Paris to Washington shortly after he had been given the delicate job of establishing diplomatic contacts with the Chinese Communists in Paris.

He wrote that Mr. Watson had a chronic “liquor problem” that could spoil the Chinese American detente that followed President Nixon’s trip to Peking.

Both the Senate and Foreign Relations Committees and the House Foreign Affairs Committee opened investigations into the incident, and Mr. Watson said later that the Anderson account had been exaggerated.

The investigation was dropped after Secretary of State William P. Rogers wrote that Mr. Watson had apologized for the incident.

Some more:

CONFIDENCE VOICED IN ENVOY TO PARIS

Key parts with our highlights added:

The State Department expressed confidence today in Arthur K. Watson, Ambassador to France, following a newspaper columnist’s report that he had been “gloriously drunk” on an airliner.

The columnist, Jack Anderson, said the incident occurred aboard a flight from London to Washington last Thursday when Mr. Watson was returning for consultations on establishing contacts with the Chinese Ambassador in Paris.

The department spokesman, Charles W. Bray 3rd, declined direct comment on the columnist’s charges, but he said: “If you’re asking whether the department has confidence in Ambassador Watson and whether Ambassador Watson will continue to carry out his ambassadorial functions and other functions in connection with the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, the answer is yes.”

Mr. Anderson quoted witnesses on the plane as saying:

“He kept up a holler for scotch and grabbed at passing stewardesses. He then tried to stuff $40 down the fronts of their blouses. Finally he passed out and slept for about three hours.”

And finally:

Senate Panel Drops Inquiry Into the Watson Incident

Key parts without highlights added:

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced yesterday that it would drop its inquiry into an alleged drinking incident involving Arthur K. Watson, United States Ambassador to France.

Senator J. W. Fulbright, chair man of the committee, said the committee “does not expect to pursue the matter further.” He made public a letter on the subject from Secretary of State William P. Rogers.

Columnist Jack Anderson wrote that Mr. Watson was “gloriously drunk” and abusive toward crew members on a Pan‐American flight, March 9, from Paris to Washington. Mr. Watson denied he was drunk, but acknowledged in a letter to Representative Wayne Hays, Democrat of Ohio, that he was rude and had “harsh exchanges” with the crew.

Mr. Rogers said in his letter to Mr. Fulbright “Ambassador Watson has said that he deeply regrets the episode, and assures me that it will not recur.”

So it’s his word against that of the eyewitness (we’re talking about First or Business Class here, so it’s not some random eyewitness but quite likely a high-profile person, maybe even plane crew like pilot).

Watson isn’t denying there was a major incident. Watson was very drunk at the time, so maybe his recollection is conveniently selective. He already acknowledged the rudeness and he left his position not too long afterwards. Airline crew was reportedly gagged about the incident, after threats had been made and deterrents issued (to protect the “VIP” and his reputation). As a reminder, as per tapes from the White House (President Nixon, who had received financial contributions from Watson), the abuse of women was seen as “OK” because Watson was “Chasing Girls” and not “Chasing Boys”; how typical of Nixon.

Mr. Watson died at his home (well, after hospitalisation albeit the incident occurred at his home) less than 2 years after stepping down.

09.29.20

EFF: Sitting on a Massive Pile of Money and Members Are Less Than a Third of the Revenue

Posted in EFF, Finance at 4:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

How much of an impact/sway/voice do pertinent members (individuals) have in the EFF?

EFF grants
Income and revenue disclosures. Several more millions go on top of that, making the total nearly $16 million (see below).

Summary: As part of our series which explores non-profits turning against their goals (sometimes in pursuit of money, even if that means sellout) we take a good look at the EFF in this age of unprecedented consolidation of wealth and power

THE FSF says that about half of its revenue comes from members. That’s not too bad compared to a bunch of other non-profits we’ve studied closely over the years. At the FSFE, by contrast, the full-time staff has become almost like a corporate European outpost for Americans, partly a lobbying operation, as noted by Daniel Pocock (he saw it from the inside, taking stock of Fellows’ diminishing involvement). Google plays a big role at the FSFE. It also pays the EFF. Google was a top sponsor of the FSF for a number of years. No need for a Microsoft fixation when Google itself is also problematic (it censors communications, silencing dissent, truth and so on).

“They’re slightly involved in Europe (“foreign activity”), albeit nowhere as much as in the US.”While it’s publicly known today’s EFF is funded partly (maybe mostly) by oligarchs and monopolistic corporations, how much exactly is not publicly known, as there’s no detailed breakdown. We’ll come to that in a moment. This isn’t the first time we examine the EFF’s finances (it’s about the fourth time in recent years). They’re slightly involved in Europe (“foreign activity”), albeit nowhere as much as in the US. They never ever speak about EPO corruption (not in their financial overlords’ personal interest… super-rich people like Mark Cuban).

Earlier this month someone published “Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla’s top exec pay going up 400%” (we had highlighted a similar problem a year ago). To quote:

One of the most popular and most intuitive ways to evaluate an NGO is to judge how much of their spending is on their programme of works (or “mission”) and how much is on other things, like administration and fundraising. If you give money to a charity for feeding people in the third world you hope that most of the money you give them goes on food – and not, for example, on company cars for head office staff.

Mozilla looks bad when considered in this light. Fully 30% of all expenditure goes on administration. Charity Navigator, an organisation that measures NGO effectiveness, would give them zero out of ten on the relevant metric. For context, to achieve 5/10 on that measure Mozilla admin would need to be under 25% of spending and, for 10/10, under 15%.

Mozilla is a basketcase and not really the subject of this particular post. For Mozilla see what we wrote last year, based on our findings. They claim to be all about privacy, but they’re doing the opposite. They’re rather dishonest about the whole thing.

Today, without further ado, we present the latest available IRS form [PDF] (bar Form 990-T, which we’ll come to later).

Since the death of the EFF’s prominent co-founder Cindy Cohn has managed the EFF. She’s still in charge, listed in the filings as the EFF’s chief. No surprise there. She nets over a quarter million in annual salary (excluding the bonuses, listed separately), with about $200,000 for her deputy. That’s nowhere as obscene as Mozilla giving several millions to its head. Like we said, Mozilla became one heck of a basketcase, full of basketcases. One person from the EFF, Daniel Nazer (their patent expert), leapt from the EFF to Mozilla a couple of years ago. Reason unknown, but ever since then the EFF hasn’t said much about patents (nowhere near the prior frequencies).

The EFF’s salaries apparently use up about 10% of the total revenue, a lot less obscene than the Linux Foundation, where the chief pockets about a million bucks a year — to the point where this foundation operates at a loss! Apparently $100,000,000 isn’t enough for this utterly rogue foundation…

The EFF’s financial folks are more financially prudent; the EFF sits on over 40 million dollars in the bank whilst asking members to donate some more; they don’t name the big sponsors (‘donors’). These savings keep increasing at about 3 times the inflation rate (they receive more money than they can spend). Interest rates alone pay almost as much as members’ fee adds up to. Here’s the breakdown:

EFF totals

For those who want to read lots of pages we’ve included the full original document, as well as another from the start of 2020 (Form 990-T) [PDF]. It’s not particularly interesting; it’s about repeal of “parking tax” provision, explained as follows less than a year ago:

The U.S. Senate today passed government funding legislation for the 2020 fiscal year. The legislation includes a measure to repeal what is commonly referred to as the “parking tax”—that is, section 512(a)(7) that requires tax-exempt organizations to include in unrelated business taxable income the amounts they pay or incur on qualified transportation fringe benefits.

All in all, the EFF is definitely not rogue, but questions need to be asked about its mission and who exactly pays the “Big Money”. What are those sponsors looking for in return? This can help explain why the EFF touches particular areas (or issues) and not others.

“In pursuit of money for supposed ‘growth’ institutions like these typically get worse, not better, over time (as they’re run by people looking to justify and increase their own salaries/bonuses).”We should add a closing note about the cautionary tale which is the Open Source Initiative (OSI), an institution which this year banned its very own co-founder (the other co-founder had left in protest). 95% of the OSI's money comes from corporations such as Microsoft and the OSI is run by a major hypocrite who might also be a Windows user (hard to tell by his wallpaper what he uses, but it’s almost definitely not Open Source like BSD or GNU/Linux). The OSI became a ‘washing machine’ of Microsoft money. Microsoft ‘donates’ and this money is then funnelled, tax-free, to Microsoft employees in GitHub. Well, no wonder OSI’s GM quit this past summer, without even waiting for a successor to be appointed. Microsoft has always been a lot more of a cult than a company, looking to take over its opposition. Microsoft’s “success” did not require any technical excellence at all, just subversive and illegal tactics. The way we see it, Microsoft killed OSI with bribes but finally sealed the deal (OSI becoming a casualty) this year with various new bizarre appointments, a lack of purpose, and resignations. The lack of identity, or defection to working against one’s own goals, is why it’s apt to call this year’s OSI a Microsoft ‘washing machine’ (or launderette, like tax evasion and influence peddling). Where is antitrust involved? No such thing under Donald Trump. In fact, the Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin went out of his way to help Microsoft take over GitHub (and by extension a lot of projects that compete against Microsoft).

Going back to the EFF, we’re not yet seeing the characteristics or symptoms of complete corporate takeover (not any more than in prior years), but it’s crucial to understand what the EFF truly is and how it works. It can get worse over time. In pursuit of money for supposed ‘growth’ institutions like these typically get worse, not better, over time (as they’re run by people looking to justify and increase their own salaries/bonuses). In the EFF’s case, it’s now run by someone who had nothing to do with its creation (genesis). Barlow died and he left the EFF in hands that might become sympathetic to the EFF’s foes (such as Google).

09.28.20

[Meme] Running Public (or Private) Interest Groups for Profit

Posted in Deception, Finance, Google, Kernel at 9:39 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

In the ‘news’ this week (yesterday):

Google Cloud Joins Linux Foundation Networking at Platinum Level

What do you need from us? $$$, Money, Privacy?

Summary: The Linux Foundation is picking up some more ‘surveillance capitalism’ money, in the name of… ‘helping’ Linux?

09.27.20

Accounting for Debconf 19 Travel… in 2020

Posted in Debian, Finance, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 10:54 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Debconf 19 sponsors (Microsoft had already paid them for 3 years prior, worrying some SPI/Debian insiders who prefer to remain anonymous):

Debconf 19 sponsors

Summary: A deeper look or analysis of Debian expenditures, which grew more than twicefold for travel last year

“So I received an email from SPI treasurer (draft),” a reader has told us, “and I’m confused about the different numbers for Debconf 19. I’m no accountant, but maybe the draft includes “additional” costs? In addition to 132k in travel?”

“We say what we’ve heard from insiders.”We have already heard from insiders that this was mostly because they flew people from eastern Europe for perceived “balance”. And that those vacations (in another continent) were like gifts with strings attached to them. Or that there was a political motivation rather than a technical one. We’ll spare any interpretation of our own; readers are smart enough to make up their own minds. We say what we’ve heard from insiders.

“So, sure,” said our reader, “2020 costs must be way down for travel, but really 132k for travel? The prior year it was about 12k…” [sic]

From the Annual Report of 2019 [PDF]:


DebConf18
11,779.66 Travel

DebConf19
781.90         Banking fees
23,445.87      Conferences
122.11         IT
132,833.61     Travel
----------
157,183.49
 

Compare to the report from the year prior [PDF]:


DebConf18

898.93          Banking fees
50,990.61       Conferences
608.53          IT
50,227.21    Travel
----------
102,725.28

So it adds up a bit: $50,227.21 + $11,779.66.

Yet in the latest draft… (draft for all projects below)



=== debconf19 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
  28369.62 USD              0  -28369.62 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
   1768.81 USD              0   -1768.81 USD  Expenses:Travel:Transportation
--------------------------------------------
  30138.43 USD              0  -30138.43 USD

 

$132,833.61 (or $157,183.49 for everything) was not even the final figure.

The draft is publicly available (sent Friday, September 25th, to spi-general:



This is a *draft* treasurer's report for 2020-08.

When reading the report, keep in mind that income and expenses have
not necessarily been received or been paid yet.  But they have been
committed (expenses approved by liaisons and sponsorship invoiced).

= Monthly report 2020-08-01 - 2020-09-01 =

== Overall SPI 2020-08-01 - 2020-09-01 ==

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
 270524.89 USD  262260.05 USD    8264.84 USD  Assets
      0.11 USD              0       0.11 USD    Ameriprise Cash Mgmt Acct
             0    3309.72 USD   -3309.72 USD    Bank of America Business Advantage Checking
      0.09 USD              0       0.09 USD    Chase Business Select High Yield Savings
   3014.46 USD    4255.39 USD   -1240.93 USD    Chase Performance Business Checking
  20823.10 USD              0   20823.10 USD    Fifth Third Business Elite Checking (Debian)
   1030.51 USD  102000.00 USD -100969.49 USD    Fifth Third Business Elite Checking (SPI)
  83841.99 USD   21070.61 USD   62771.38 USD    Fifth Third Business Elite Checking Wiretransfer
      1.27 USD              0       1.27 USD    Fifth Third Business Money Market 128
     15.09 USD              0      15.09 USD    Key Business Gold Money Market Savings
  10207.31 USD    1665.61 USD    8541.70 USD    Key Business Reward Checking
   2329.19 USD    1965.52 USD     363.67 USD    PaypalDebian
  12130.16 USD    1651.45 USD   10478.71 USD    PaypalSPI
  32278.00 USD   21488.14 USD   10789.86 USD    Receivable
 104853.61 USD  104853.61 USD              0    Transfers
  16672.97 USD       0.66 USD   16672.31 USD  Expenses
    816.56 USD       0.66 USD     815.90 USD    Bank-Fees
    738.39 USD              0     738.39 USD    Conferences:Materials
     58.33 USD              0      58.33 USD    Currency-Exchange
   6853.82 USD              0    6853.82 USD    IT
   4431.82 USD              0    4431.82 USD      Hosting
   2422.00 USD              0    2422.00 USD      Services
   2670.00 USD              0    2670.00 USD    Insurance
   1530.00 USD              0    1530.00 USD    Legal
     87.52 USD              0      87.52 USD    Office
     68.39 USD              0      68.39 USD      Postal
     19.13 USD              0      19.13 USD      Supplies
   3650.00 USD              0    3650.00 USD    Software-Development
    268.35 USD              0     268.35 USD    Travel:Transportation
   1862.64 USD   39813.14 USD  -37950.50 USD  Income
             0      20.33 USD     -20.33 USD    Currency-Exchange
   1862.64 USD   39601.25 USD  -37738.61 USD    Donations
             0      16.56 USD     -16.56 USD    Interest
             0     175.00 USD    -175.00 USD    Sponsorship
  34789.06 USD   21775.71 USD   13013.35 USD  Liabilities:Payable
--------------------------------------------
 323849.56 USD  323849.56 USD              0

== Per project summaries 2020-08-01 - 2020-09-01 ==

Per project donations have a debit amount specified, which is the SPI
5% contribution from the project towards the SPI general fund. Thus
total donation amount is net of this contribution.

Unlike ledger defaults, totals in the per-project summaries are
inverted. Meaning that expenses are negative and equity is
positive. This way projects that have funds, i.e. are in credit, are
shown as a positive amount.

=== 0ad ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
     85.44 USD              0     -85.44 USD  Expenses
     25.12 USD              0     -25.12 USD    Bank-Fees
      0.42 USD              0      -0.42 USD    Currency-Exchange
     59.90 USD              0     -59.90 USD    IT:Hosting
     21.45 USD     429.06 USD     407.61 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
    106.89 USD     429.06 USD     322.17 USD

=== archlinux ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
    519.47 USD              0    -519.47 USD  Expenses
    103.34 USD              0    -103.34 USD    Bank-Fees
    416.13 USD              0    -416.13 USD    IT:Hosting
    109.68 USD    2193.32 USD    2083.64 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
    629.15 USD    2193.32 USD    1564.17 USD

=== ardupilot ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
   4356.05 USD              0   -4356.05 USD  Expenses
    164.21 USD              0    -164.21 USD    Bank-Fees
     43.14 USD              0     -43.14 USD    Currency-Exchange
    498.70 USD              0    -498.70 USD    IT:Hosting
   3650.00 USD              0   -3650.00 USD    Software-Development
     54.00 USD    1080.00 USD    1026.00 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
   4410.05 USD    1080.00 USD   -3330.05 USD

=== chakra ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      0.39 USD              0      -0.39 USD  Expenses:IT:Hosting

=== debconf20 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
    756.59 USD              0    -756.59 USD  Expenses
     14.37 USD              0     -14.37 USD    Bank-Fees
    738.39 USD              0    -738.39 USD    Conferences:Materials
      0.21 USD              0      -0.21 USD    Currency-Exchange
      3.62 USD              0      -3.62 USD    IT:Hosting
     25.00 USD     500.00 USD     475.00 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
    781.59 USD     500.00 USD    -281.59 USD

=== debconf21 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
    550.00 USD   11000.00 USD   10450.00 USD  Income
    550.00 USD   10825.00 USD   10275.00 USD    Donations
             0     175.00 USD     175.00 USD    Sponsorship
--------------------------------------------
    550.00 USD   11000.00 USD   10450.00 USD

=== debian ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
   2079.16 USD       0.66 USD   -2078.50 USD  Expenses
    179.94 USD       0.66 USD    -179.28 USD    Bank-Fees
      1.37 USD              0      -1.37 USD    Currency-Exchange
     99.50 USD              0     -99.50 USD    IT:Hosting
   1530.00 USD              0   -1530.00 USD    Legal
    268.35 USD              0    -268.35 USD    Travel:Transportation
    170.23 USD    3403.94 USD    3233.71 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
   2249.39 USD    3404.60 USD    1155.21 USD

=== ffmpeg ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
     15.09 USD              0     -15.09 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
     12.41 USD     248.04 USD     235.63 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
     27.50 USD     248.04 USD     220.54 USD

=== jenkins ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      2.06 USD              0      -2.06 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      2.50 USD      50.00 USD      47.50 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      4.56 USD      50.00 USD      45.44 USD

=== libreoffice ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
     42.20 USD              0     -42.20 USD  Expenses
     29.01 USD              0     -29.01 USD    Bank-Fees
     13.19 USD              0     -13.19 USD    Currency-Exchange
      6.98 USD     139.54 USD     132.56 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
     49.18 USD     139.54 USD      90.36 USD

=== mingw ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      0.52 USD              0      -0.52 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      0.50 USD      10.00 USD       9.50 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      1.02 USD      10.00 USD       8.98 USD

=== ntpsec ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      0.34 USD              0      -0.34 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      0.05 USD       1.00 USD       0.95 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      0.39 USD       1.00 USD       0.61 USD

=== openbioinformatics ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
     47.87 USD              0     -47.87 USD  Expenses:IT:Hosting

=== openembedded ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      1.57 USD              0      -1.57 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      1.53 USD      30.59 USD      29.06 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      3.10 USD      30.59 USD      27.49 USD

=== openwrt ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
     16.93 USD              0     -16.93 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
     17.55 USD     351.00 USD     333.45 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
     34.48 USD     351.00 USD     316.52 USD

=== openzfs ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
    352.14 USD              0    -352.14 USD  Expenses
      2.14 USD              0      -2.14 USD    Bank-Fees
    350.00 USD              0    -350.00 USD    Insurance
    301.23 USD    6024.50 USD    5723.27 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
    653.37 USD    6024.50 USD    5371.13 USD

=== postgresql ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
     14.12 USD              0     -14.12 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
     17.25 USD     344.99 USD     327.74 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
     31.37 USD     344.99 USD     313.62 USD

=== privoxy ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
     44.08 USD              0     -44.08 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
     59.16 USD    1183.20 USD    1124.04 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
    103.24 USD    1183.20 USD    1079.96 USD

=== smc ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      0.41 USD              0      -0.41 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      0.25 USD       5.00 USD       4.75 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      0.66 USD       5.00 USD       4.34 USD

=== spi ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
   5153.46 USD              0   -5153.46 USD  Expenses
     81.12 USD              0     -81.12 USD    Bank-Fees
   2664.82 USD              0   -2664.82 USD    IT
    242.82 USD              0    -242.82 USD      Hosting
   2422.00 USD              0   -2422.00 USD      Services
   2320.00 USD              0   -2320.00 USD    Insurance
     87.52 USD              0     -87.52 USD    Office
     68.39 USD              0     -68.39 USD      Postal
     19.13 USD              0     -19.13 USD      Supplies
             0    2561.69 USD    2561.69 USD  Income
             0      20.33 USD      20.33 USD    Currency-Exchange
             0    2524.80 USD    2524.80 USD    Donations
             0      16.56 USD      16.56 USD    Interest
--------------------------------------------
   5153.46 USD    2561.69 USD   -2591.77 USD

=== texmacs ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      5.41 USD              0      -5.41 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      6.50 USD     130.00 USD     123.50 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
     11.91 USD     130.00 USD     118.09 USD

=== translatewiki.net ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      0.37 USD              0      -0.37 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      0.15 USD       3.00 USD       2.85 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      0.52 USD       3.00 USD       2.48 USD

=== xorg ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
   3179.30 USD              0   -3179.30 USD  Expenses
    116.41 USD              0    -116.41 USD    Bank-Fees
   3062.89 USD              0   -3062.89 USD    IT:Hosting
    506.22 USD   10124.27 USD    9618.05 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
   3685.52 USD   10124.27 USD    6438.75 USD


= 2020 year to date report, ending 2020-09-01 =

== Overall SPI 2020 year to date, ending 2020-09-01 ==

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
3900622.14 USD 1306259.16 USD 2594362.98 USD  Assets
  13912.49 USD              0   13912.49 USD    Ameriprise Cash Mgmt Acct
 278347.73 USD  176888.92 USD  101458.81 USD    Bank of America Business Advantage Checking
   5344.30 USD              0    5344.30 USD    Chase Business Select High Yield Savings
 189597.19 USD    8655.60 USD  180941.59 USD    Chase Performance Business Checking
  65433.59 USD   40000.00 USD   25433.59 USD    Fifth Third Business Elite Checking (Debian)
 127986.08 USD  102047.00 USD   25939.08 USD    Fifth Third Business Elite Checking (SPI)
 381646.25 USD  221242.09 USD  160404.16 USD    Fifth Third Business Elite Checking Wiretransfer
  29997.84 USD      47.00 USD   29950.84 USD    Fifth Third Business Money Market 128
1781511.57 USD              0 1781511.57 USD    Key Business Gold Money Market Savings
 128632.11 USD   12093.04 USD  116539.07 USD    Key Business Reward Checking
   1000.00 USD              0    1000.00 USD    KeyBank Basic Business Checking
 110000.00 USD              0  110000.00 USD    Merrill Lynch Money Market
  28132.14 USD   25830.40 USD    2301.74 USD    PaypalDebian
 112342.93 USD  100551.60 USD   11791.33 USD    PaypalSPI
 232730.66 USD  204896.25 USD   27834.41 USD    Receivable
 414007.26 USD  414007.26 USD              0    Transfers
  42814.68 USD 2514075.63 USD -2471260.95 USD  Equity:Net-Assets
  42814.68 USD 2088618.34 USD -2045803.66 USD    Restricted
             0  425457.29 USD -425457.29 USD    Unrestricted
 305267.32 USD    4811.17 USD  300456.15 USD  Expenses
  55989.60 USD              0   55989.60 USD    Accounting
   7289.13 USD     165.78 USD    7123.35 USD    Bank-Fees
  28975.01 USD              0   28975.01 USD    Conferences
  13370.14 USD              0   13370.14 USD      Dining
   4490.17 USD              0    4490.17 USD      Materials
   4149.57 USD              0    4149.57 USD      Services
   6965.13 USD              0    6965.13 USD      Venue
    831.14 USD              0     831.14 USD    Currency-Exchange
 112525.09 USD              0  112525.09 USD    IT
   4290.20 USD              0    4290.20 USD      Domains
  55035.32 USD              0   55035.32 USD      Hardware
  48907.57 USD              0   48907.57 USD      Hosting
   4292.00 USD              0    4292.00 USD      Services
   2670.00 USD              0    2670.00 USD    Insurance
  19004.93 USD              0   19004.93 USD    Internships
  13039.72 USD              0   13039.72 USD    Legal
   2164.25 USD              0    2164.25 USD    Marketing
    903.39 USD              0     903.39 USD    Office
    884.26 USD              0     884.26 USD      Postal
     19.13 USD              0      19.13 USD      Supplies
   6006.10 USD              0    6006.10 USD    Software-Development
    350.00 USD              0     350.00 USD    Training
  55518.96 USD    4645.39 USD   50873.57 USD    Travel
  10572.40 USD    1723.58 USD    8848.82 USD      Accommodation
    984.76 USD              0     984.76 USD      Dining
  43961.80 USD    2921.81 USD   41039.99 USD      Transportation
  32132.05 USD  421838.89 USD -389706.84 USD  Income
     45.98 USD     919.63 USD    -873.65 USD    Conferences:Registrations
             0    1188.14 USD   -1188.14 USD    Currency-Exchange
  31696.07 USD  398026.25 USD -366330.18 USD    Donations
             0   15799.87 USD  -15799.87 USD    Interest
    390.00 USD    5905.00 USD   -5515.00 USD    Sponsorship
 319400.77 USD  353252.11 USD  -33851.34 USD  Liabilities:Payable
--------------------------------------------
4600236.96 USD 4600236.96 USD              0

== Per project summaries 2020 year to date, ending 2020-09-01 ==

=== 0ad ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   34970.84 USD   34970.84 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
    741.68 USD              0    -741.68 USD  Expenses
    172.60 USD              0    -172.60 USD    Bank-Fees
      0.42 USD              0      -0.42 USD    Currency-Exchange
    568.66 USD              0    -568.66 USD    IT
     17.63 USD              0     -17.63 USD      Domains
    551.03 USD              0    -551.03 USD      Hosting
    144.09 USD    2881.59 USD    2737.50 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
    885.77 USD   37852.43 USD   36966.66 USD

=== ankur ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0    2819.84 USD    2819.84 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted

=== aptosid ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0     503.76 USD     503.76 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted

=== archlinux ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0  344144.42 USD  344144.42 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
   7815.12 USD      14.00 USD   -7801.12 USD  Expenses
    870.94 USD      14.00 USD    -856.94 USD    Bank-Fees
    806.12 USD              0    -806.12 USD    Conferences
    255.97 USD              0    -255.97 USD      Dining
    550.15 USD              0    -550.15 USD      Venue
     17.82 USD              0     -17.82 USD    Currency-Exchange
   5137.00 USD              0   -5137.00 USD    IT:Hosting
    983.24 USD              0    -983.24 USD    Travel
    214.44 USD              0    -214.44 USD      Accommodation
    564.86 USD              0    -564.86 USD      Dining
    203.94 USD              0    -203.94 USD      Transportation
   1216.68 USD   24337.19 USD   23120.51 USD  Income
             0       5.29 USD       5.29 USD    Currency-Exchange
   1216.68 USD   24331.90 USD   23115.22 USD    Donations
--------------------------------------------
   9031.80 USD  368495.61 USD  359463.81 USD

=== archlinux32 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      1.04 USD              0      -1.04 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      1.00 USD      20.00 USD      19.00 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      2.04 USD      20.00 USD      17.96 USD

=== ardupilot ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   97923.23 USD   97923.23 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
  18321.54 USD    4460.72 USD  -13860.82 USD  Expenses
   1440.04 USD      74.00 USD   -1366.04 USD    Bank-Fees
     53.89 USD              0     -53.89 USD    Currency-Exchange
   5625.81 USD              0   -5625.81 USD    IT
   1145.22 USD              0   -1145.22 USD      Hardware
   4480.59 USD              0   -4480.59 USD      Hosting
   6006.10 USD              0   -6006.10 USD    Software-Development
   5195.70 USD    4386.72 USD    -808.98 USD    Travel
   1763.16 USD    1723.58 USD     -39.58 USD      Accommodation
   3432.54 USD    2663.14 USD    -769.40 USD      Transportation
   3702.05 USD   34255.70 USD   30553.65 USD  Income
             0     114.70 USD     114.70 USD    Currency-Exchange
   3502.05 USD   31141.00 USD   27638.95 USD    Donations
    200.00 USD    3000.00 USD    2800.00 USD    Sponsorship
--------------------------------------------
  22023.59 USD  136639.65 USD  114616.06 USD

=== chakra ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0     393.72 USD     393.72 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
    271.27 USD              0    -271.27 USD  Expenses
      8.07 USD              0      -8.07 USD    Bank-Fees
      0.33 USD              0      -0.33 USD    Currency-Exchange
    262.87 USD              0    -262.87 USD    IT:Hosting
      2.50 USD      50.95 USD      48.45 USD  Income
             0       0.95 USD       0.95 USD    Currency-Exchange
      2.50 USD      50.00 USD      47.50 USD    Donations
--------------------------------------------
    273.77 USD     444.67 USD     170.90 USD

=== debconf14 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   35962.78 USD   35962.78 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted

=== debconf15 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   70218.51 USD   70218.51 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
   1608.11 USD              0   -1608.11 USD  Expenses:Travel
    223.41 USD              0    -223.41 USD    Accommodation
   1384.70 USD              0   -1384.70 USD    Transportation
--------------------------------------------
   1608.11 USD   70218.51 USD   68610.40 USD

=== debconf16 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
  14445.06 USD              0  -14445.06 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted

=== debconf17 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0    1887.04 USD    1887.04 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted

=== debconf18 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   30263.98 USD   30263.98 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
    267.36 USD     258.67 USD      -8.69 USD  Expenses:Travel:Transportation
    200.00 USD    4000.00 USD    3800.00 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
    467.36 USD   34522.65 USD   34055.29 USD

=== debconf19 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
  28369.62 USD              0  -28369.62 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
   1768.81 USD              0   -1768.81 USD  Expenses:Travel:Transportation
--------------------------------------------
  30138.43 USD              0  -30138.43 USD

=== debconf20 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
    758.24 USD              0    -758.24 USD  Expenses
     16.02 USD              0     -16.02 USD    Bank-Fees
    738.39 USD              0    -738.39 USD    Conferences:Materials
      0.21 USD              0      -0.21 USD    Currency-Exchange
      3.62 USD              0      -3.62 USD    IT:Hosting
  10982.00 USD   20140.00 USD    9158.00 USD  Income
  10792.00 USD   19760.00 USD    8968.00 USD    Donations
    190.00 USD     380.00 USD     190.00 USD    Sponsorship
--------------------------------------------
  11740.24 USD   20140.00 USD    8399.76 USD

=== debconf21 ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
   1850.00 USD   37000.00 USD   35150.00 USD  Income
   1850.00 USD   36475.00 USD   34625.00 USD    Donations
             0     525.00 USD     525.00 USD    Sponsorship
--------------------------------------------
   1850.00 USD   37000.00 USD   35150.00 USD

=== debian ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0  636774.55 USD  636774.55 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
  88417.70 USD       0.66 USD  -88417.04 USD  Expenses
   1549.38 USD       0.66 USD   -1548.72 USD    Bank-Fees
    470.58 USD              0    -470.58 USD    Conferences:Dining
    390.46 USD              0    -390.46 USD    Currency-Exchange
  53881.72 USD              0  -53881.72 USD    IT
      9.80 USD              0      -9.80 USD      Domains
  53738.60 USD              0  -53738.60 USD      Hardware
    133.32 USD              0    -133.32 USD      Hosting
  13000.00 USD              0  -13000.00 USD    Internships
   5458.01 USD              0   -5458.01 USD    Legal
  13667.55 USD              0  -13667.55 USD    Travel
   2535.66 USD              0   -2535.66 USD      Accommodation
    149.96 USD              0    -149.96 USD      Dining
  10981.93 USD              0  -10981.93 USD      Transportation
   1434.11 USD   29236.01 USD   27801.90 USD  Income
             0     656.99 USD     656.99 USD    Currency-Exchange
   1434.11 USD   28579.02 USD   27144.91 USD    Donations
--------------------------------------------
  89851.81 USD  666011.22 USD  576159.41 USD

=== ffmpeg ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0  121716.03 USD  121716.03 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
   3830.66 USD              0   -3830.66 USD  Expenses
    225.28 USD              0    -225.28 USD    Bank-Fees
      0.50 USD              0      -0.50 USD    Currency-Exchange
   3004.93 USD              0   -3004.93 USD    Internships
    599.95 USD              0    -599.95 USD    Travel:Transportation
    282.01 USD    5653.13 USD    5371.12 USD  Income
             0      13.73 USD      13.73 USD    Currency-Exchange
    282.01 USD    5639.40 USD    5357.39 USD    Donations
--------------------------------------------
   4112.67 USD  127369.16 USD  123256.49 USD

=== fluxbox ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0    1027.33 USD    1027.33 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      1.00 USD      20.00 USD      19.00 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      1.00 USD    1047.33 USD    1046.33 USD

=== ganeti ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
      4.86 USD              0      -4.86 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      5.25 USD     105.00 USD      99.75 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
     10.11 USD     105.00 USD      94.89 USD

=== glucosio ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0      20.84 USD      20.84 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      1.00 USD      20.00 USD      19.00 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      1.00 USD      40.84 USD      39.84 USD

=== gnustep ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0     161.50 USD     161.50 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      1.00 USD      20.00 USD      19.00 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      1.00 USD     181.50 USD     180.50 USD

=== haskell ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   16550.65 USD   16550.65 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      0.25 USD              0      -0.25 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      0.25 USD       5.00 USD       4.75 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      0.50 USD   16555.65 USD   16555.15 USD

=== jenkins ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   17064.72 USD   17064.72 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
  12114.25 USD              0  -12114.25 USD  Expenses
     50.88 USD              0     -50.88 USD    Bank-Fees
     80.83 USD              0     -80.83 USD    Currency-Exchange
   4231.25 USD              0   -4231.25 USD    IT:Domains
   3000.00 USD              0   -3000.00 USD    Internships
    125.00 USD              0    -125.00 USD    Legal
   4626.29 USD              0   -4626.29 USD    Travel
   2225.35 USD              0   -2225.35 USD      Accommodation
     42.31 USD              0     -42.31 USD      Dining
   2358.63 USD              0   -2358.63 USD      Transportation
      6.25 USD     125.32 USD     119.07 USD  Income
             0       0.32 USD       0.32 USD    Currency-Exchange
      6.25 USD     125.00 USD     118.75 USD    Donations
--------------------------------------------
  12120.50 USD   17190.04 USD    5069.54 USD

=== libreoffice ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   35614.79 USD   35614.79 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
  16208.94 USD              0  -16208.94 USD  Expenses
    296.02 USD              0    -296.02 USD    Bank-Fees
    354.21 USD              0    -354.21 USD    Conferences
    204.12 USD              0    -204.12 USD      Dining
    150.09 USD              0    -150.09 USD      Materials
     81.70 USD              0     -81.70 USD    Currency-Exchange
    151.50 USD              0    -151.50 USD    IT:Hardware
  15325.51 USD              0  -15325.51 USD    Travel
   1293.53 USD              0   -1293.53 USD      Accommodation
  14031.98 USD              0  -14031.98 USD      Transportation
   1213.85 USD   24462.09 USD   23248.24 USD  Income
             0     185.78 USD     185.78 USD    Currency-Exchange
   1213.85 USD   22276.31 USD   21062.46 USD    Donations
             0    2000.00 USD    2000.00 USD    Sponsorship
--------------------------------------------
  17422.79 USD   60076.88 USD   42654.09 USD

=== mingw ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0    4019.87 USD    4019.87 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      9.31 USD              0      -9.31 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
     10.55 USD     211.09 USD     200.54 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
     19.86 USD    4230.96 USD    4211.10 USD

=== ntpsec ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   38649.17 USD   38649.17 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      6.31 USD              0      -6.31 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
   5019.30 USD  100386.00 USD   95366.70 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
   5025.61 USD  139035.17 USD  134009.56 USD

=== oftc ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0      19.00 USD      19.00 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      1.00 USD      20.00 USD      19.00 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      1.00 USD      39.00 USD      38.00 USD

=== openbioinformatics ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0  102732.48 USD  102732.48 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
   7142.14 USD              0   -7142.14 USD  Expenses
     16.25 USD              0     -16.25 USD    Bank-Fees
   4133.94 USD              0   -4133.94 USD    Conferences:Venue
    421.40 USD              0    -421.40 USD    IT
     31.52 USD              0     -31.52 USD      Domains
    389.88 USD              0    -389.88 USD      Hosting
   2570.55 USD              0   -2570.55 USD    Travel:Transportation
      0.50 USD      39.32 USD      38.82 USD  Income
             0      29.32 USD      29.32 USD    Currency-Exchange
      0.50 USD      10.00 USD       9.50 USD    Donations
--------------------------------------------
   7142.64 USD  102771.80 USD   95629.16 USD

=== openembedded ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0   10848.54 USD   10848.54 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
   1282.89 USD              0   -1282.89 USD  Expenses
    581.09 USD              0    -581.09 USD    Bank-Fees
    701.80 USD              0    -701.80 USD    Conferences:Dining
    158.47 USD    3182.85 USD    3024.38 USD  Income
     45.98 USD     919.63 USD     873.65 USD    Conferences:Registrations
             0      13.50 USD      13.50 USD    Currency-Exchange
    112.49 USD    2249.72 USD    2137.23 USD    Donations
--------------------------------------------
   1441.36 USD   14031.39 USD   12590.03 USD

=== openmpi ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0     645.65 USD     645.65 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      0.75 USD              0      -0.75 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      0.50 USD      10.00 USD       9.50 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      1.25 USD     655.65 USD     654.40 USD

=== opensaf ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0    2910.86 USD    2910.86 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
    465.00 USD              0    -465.00 USD  Expenses:Legal
--------------------------------------------
    465.00 USD    2910.86 USD    2445.86 USD

=== openvas ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0      92.49 USD      92.49 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
      0.10 USD              0      -0.10 USD  Expenses:Bank-Fees
      1.10 USD      22.00 USD      20.90 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
      1.20 USD     114.49 USD     113.29 USD

=== openvoting ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0     702.81 USD     702.81 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
     20.50 USD     410.00 USD     389.50 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
     20.50 USD    1112.81 USD    1092.31 USD

=== openwrt ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
             0    8248.06 USD    8248.06 USD  Equity:Net-Assets:Restricted
    216.83 USD              0    -216.83 USD  Expenses
     91.83 USD              0     -91.83 USD    Bank-Fees
    125.00 USD              0    -125.00 USD    Legal
    113.18 USD    2263.48 USD    2150.30 USD  Income:Donations
--------------------------------------------
    330.01 USD   10511.54 USD   10181.53 USD

=== openzfs ===

         debit         credit          total
--------------------------------------------
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All of this is (to their credit) publicly available, unlike Debian-Private. Either way, IRS would compel disclosure.

OSI President: Most or Half of the OSI’s Money (Even Individual Donors’ Money) Goes to a Microsoft-Led Initiative

Posted in Finance, Microsoft, OSI at 3:55 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft Initiative or Open Source Initiative? Can’t be both.

Summary: The OSI has turned from advocate of “Open Source” (a disingenuous attempt to set aside Free/libre software) to advocate of Microsoft and GitHub in just 3 years (since taking Microsoft’s money/bribes)

OUR regular readers may still recall that the OSI’s sole member of staff left a couple of months ago, only months after one OSI co-founder quit in protest and another OSI co-founder was banned from the mailing list (for confronting a threat to the OSI’s mission).

Basically, the General Manager quit without and before finding a successor and in his place they temporarily put a person who had raised money from Microsoft for two years in a row. Quite the accomplishment, eh? As we put it a few weeks ago, “The Open Source Initiative in 2020 is Purely Farcical“. The money from Microsoft isn’t a donation; there are strings (conditions) attached to it. No wonder the OSI's blog quickly became a Microsoft marketing tool.

“The money from Microsoft isn’t a donation; there are strings (conditions) attached to it.”According to the above video, the OSI receives about $20,000 a year from individual members, still about 5% of the whole (the rest is large corporations, as before), so it’s effectively the same as when we last looked at it. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is so upset that we point this out, based on their own IRS filings. All they can resort to is then ad hominem attack (which is what they did; I get attacked for stating facts).

Now, as per the above admission, it’s even worse than we imagined. He says that twice the budget (or most of it) goes to ClearlyDefined. It gets about half the budget (no question about it, as he’d know as a former treasurer) and it’s a very big deal. The ClearlyDefined people hide their identity and hide behind CloudFlare, but it’s not hard to know who they really are.

ClearlyDefined was pushed by Jeff McAffer (Microsoft) and then by Microsoft inside the OSI’s board (and blog) in 2018 and in 2019. In 2018 he wrote: “The team in Microsoft’s Open Source Programs Office has been contributing to this project and is a part of the community growing around the technology, curation, and upstream work. We are very excited to help develop ClearlyDefined along with many other organizations, companies, and individuals who are producing and/or consuming open source. Every day we are engaging with more and more open source teams. ClearlyDefined is crucial to understanding the nature of their code. We love the mindset and the project fits seamlessly into our engaged approach to open source.”

“ClearlyDefined was pushed by Jeff McAffer (Microsoft) and then by Microsoft inside the OSI’s board (and blog) in 2018 and in 2019.”The OSI’s press release says “ClearlyDefined community has already curated licensing data for 1,000 of the most popular projects on GitHub and in key package management ecosystems. [...] Jeff McAffer of the ClearlyDefined project team.”

A Microsoft employee; we wrote about it many times before. We’ve always pointed out that ClearlyDefined is advocated almost solely and exclusively by Microsoft staff, people of the same group that phoned my employer in an effort to cause me trouble. They’re thugs, albeit they try to disguise themselves as protectors of manners or whatever.

The above clip is a portion from around 25:30 – 29:00 of this new video. From the video’s description: “Thank you to our Video Recordings Sponsor eng@salesforce!” (Also notice that this has only corporate sponsors, so OSI is basically an extension of corporations)

“Video Recordings Sponsor” (all capitalised) is Salesforce, which recently became notorious for laying off a lot of staff, but not the OSI's pawn (President).

“We’ve always pointed out that ClearlyDefined is advocated almost solely and exclusively by Microsoft staff, people of the same group that phoned my employer in an effort to cause me trouble.”Well, that’s his employer, with proprietary software to do this group chat/call. Readers must recall that this is the company whose head staff was pushing not only to oust Stallman but everyone who supported Stallman as well (collective assassination), in effect trying to kill the whole FSF. Not too long ago the Open Source Initiative (OSI) added more of Microsoft's people as well as money.

One final point: does that look like the Open Source Initiative’s President uses Open Source on his desktop? Hard to tell from that video. Here’s a screenshot that exposes a little of the top-left side.

Open Source Initiative President

09.26.20

The Cheapening of the Programmer is a Threat to Human Rights of All Computer Users

Posted in Deception, Finance, Free/Libre Software at 10:32 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Cheaper comes at a (hidden) cost

Putrajaya Night Scenes

Summary: From the era of computer experts (down to the low level of computing with transistors), mathematicians, physics gurus and respected technicians we’ve come to orders-following, user-apathetic engineers who are overworked, grossly underpaid, and way too fearful of raising ethical concerns (voicing disagreement can result in prompt dismissal, followed by perpetual unemployment) and this ensures digital oppression without checks and balances

THE really old computers were very expensive. They used to be the luxury of large universities, large research institutions, nuclear simulation facilities and so on (putting aside corporations and the private sector at large). At the very least one programmer/engineer was needed for each machine (an operator) and on-site repairs required whole teams, coordinating with off-site manufacturers and other suppliers. Many machines were leased, not owned, and real owners didn’t just buy new components each time anything broke down (it was still cheaper to repair, not outsourced to cheap-labour markets or ‘cheap labour’ countries). Computers used to be large beasts (as big as whole rooms/entire buildings if not bigger… as in cross-building/site) and a real pain to maintain.

“Many things have changed over the past half a century.”In 2020 one can buy a new computer for as little as a hundred bucks. A decent computer, not some bare-bones chip that’s pluggable to a screen and keyboard/mouse (those cost a lot less than a hundred bucks or even fifty bucks).

Many things have changed over the past half a century. Computing generally evolves a lot faster than most scientific disciplines, both in terms of hardware and software (the latter typically evolves in line with quantity and speed of available hardware). Notice, for example, last year’s video about UNIX inventors and what came before UNIX (obviously these predecessors perished). It’s not a long clip and it’s quite strictly copyrighted by the ‘IP’ sticklers. Hence YouTube:

UNIX deviated, shifting away from that time’s norm. Blind obedience begets trouble and repressive societies (lack of scientific advancement). Brilliance starts/originates from divergence. We need ‘rebels’.

As figosdev told me a few hours ago about Richard Stallman, “I still admire him a great deal (he’s never not going to be the founder of all this, indeed he and Gilmore are the main reasons BSD is free as well. So that’s TWO Unix-like operating systems he’s helped free, and no, that’s about it if you count stuff in production use. But it’s two he’s helped free and zero he hasn’t helped.”

The “mini-computer” (or minicomputer) they allude to in the video is PDP-7 — so very “mini” that it was ‘only’ 500 kg (half a tonne) and cost as much as a house. “In a 1970 survey,” as Wikipedia puts it. “The New York Times suggested a consensus definition of a minicomputer as a machine costing less than US$25,000 (equivalent to $165,000 in 2019), with an input-output device such as a teleprinter and at least four thousand words of memory, that is capable of running programs in a higher level language, such as Fortran or BASIC.”

Back then, computers were a lot more expensive than their operators.

“A few years ago we started noticing the growing expectation — as in job descriptions — that sysadmins should be programmers and vice versa, with buzzwords like “DevOps” or various other nonsense (e.g. buzzwords with “AI” or “Sec” inserted in-between).”To be clear, the cheapening of computers since then isn’t the fault of China. “Western” companies (as well as “Eastern” ones, notably those in Japan and South Korea) chose to outsource to mainland China for their own selfish interests. The abundance of low-cost computers then meant that more and more people had them, even since childhood. That presently persists and the trend accentuates. It meant, especially in recent decades, that low-income places (like India) had access to/capability of computer literacy and programming competencies.

A few years ago we started noticing the growing expectation — as in job descriptions — that sysadmins should be programmers and vice versa, with buzzwords like “DevOps” or various other nonsense (e.g. buzzwords with “AI” or “Sec” inserted in-between). The general idea is, you pay people less to do more work and handle/learn more tasks (steepening the training curve), in some cases handling more responsibilities for the same salary (e.g. programming in daytime, then being ‘on-call’ at nighttime, just in case of downtime-inducing incidents). You then hire fewer people. So much for “job creators”…

“If the computer industry was meant to enrich life and provide job security, then it’s certainly not doing that (not anymore).”Much has been said about the harms of computing, notably privacy erosion, addiction, misinformation and so on. Not much is being discussed in relation to professions of those crafting and maintaining computer systems. A lot of the argument boil down to unbridled nationalism (basically blaming the “other”, as Donald Trump does so hypocritically with China). Within this context, free software (free-as-in-freedom) is mostly a side issue. Human and labour rights are of greater relevance and unless we start the dialogue about these matters, it’ll continue getting worse each year. Wages have already stagnated, many more technical jobs have been deprecated (COVID-19 gave more excuses towards this outcome, long sought by greedy managers regardless), and stress is typically increasing while burden shifts from organisations to individual people. Under the flag of “AI” (pronounced “HEY HI!” — how fitting) they introduce themselves at the door with pink slips, passing all the savings (on salaries) to heads of corporations and rich shareholders.

If the computer industry was meant to enrich life and provide job security, then it’s certainly not doing that (not anymore). Ask some recent Computer Science graduates. People scrolling up and down Facebook “walls” isn’t happiness and it does not enrich life. Facebook, it should be noted, sent many workers home. Many will never come back. Not on site, not offsite either. This predated COVID-19. As somebody put it last year: “Facebook laid off around 6% of the workforce and no one knows… omg FB management is awesome. How they did it.. for a WARN notice the threshold is 500 people… So they laid off 400ish for the past 4 months” (Microsoft did the same this past summer, laying off about 5,000 people in total, including in datacentres).

“The way things are going isn’t sustainable, nor is it tenable if we rely on the digital equivalent of conscientious objectors to better steer technology towards benefit to users, as opposed to corporate overlords.”The general trend is, technical professionals are treated as increasingly disposable as computers become growingly ubiquitous and the public mostly complacent about the whole thing. Nobody bothered thinking about the impact this can have on morality and ethics. when people are desperate to keep the scarce job they still hold they’re a lot less likely to object to or dissent against immoral orders (or even polite instructions that are in principle open to debate). They tell us that we’re overpaid and “expensive” (senior workers more so, hence they get thrown out earlier on in their careers), then they replace us with low-paid labour elsewhere. Again, not the fault of ‘cheap labour’ countries; for them those jobs may mean as much as literally putting food on the table.

The way things are going isn’t sustainable, nor is it tenable if we rely on the digital equivalent of conscientious objectors to better steer technology towards benefit to users, as opposed to corporate overlords.

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