donation to flavours in 2012

Michael Hall mhall119 at
Thu May 14 14:02:40 UTC 2015

On 05/14/2015 09:19 AM, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 05:11:03AM -0700, Nathan Haines wrote:
>> On 05/14/2015 04:29 AM, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
>>> Kubuntu never saw any of this money.  Did anyone from other flavours
>>> see any better support beyond what was already established?  Ubuntu
>>> Gnome was added in the 13.04 release but I doubt that added any
>>> significant costs to what was already allocated.
>> How many funding requests did Kubuntu make, and how many were rejected?
> There was no way to ask for this money and there still isn't. They
> collected it using our name without our consultation.
>>> Despite being on the final donation goes to Canonical and
>>> decisions on this community fund are taken by Canonical's community
>>> team which has said it otherwise isn't involved with Ubuntu community
>>> teams outwith the ones Canonical is interested in.  Does anyone agree
>>> this seems a mismatched setup?
>> No, not at all.  Canonical is collecting the money and paying the taxes 
>> and administering the funds.  This is a pretty ubiquitous arrangement in 
>> projects that have an incorporated entity, and not out of the ordinary.
> Canonical is not an incorporated entity with which Kubuntu is part,
> that has been the case since Feb 2012.
>> A more serious breach of trust is to spend the money on other things 
>> instead.
> Yes, this is what Michael has said is the case.

That is not what I said, please do not misrepresent me.

>>> would rather I let it drop, should
>>> I?
>> If the substance of the complaint is that you didn't receive money you 
>> didn't ask for, then probably.
> I have asked numberous times for the community council to administer
> this money.  I never asked for Canonical to collect it, it should not
> be up to me to sort out their finances.
> Jonathan

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