From tb-planning Digest, Vol 132, Issue 5:
"Dirk inquired about the status of the financial report, Ryan replied
that he now has a draft he is happy with which will get sent out to the
On Sept 21, 2020 I asked "why the continued delay in a annual report?
Back in April the first one supposedly was going to be available in a
couple of weeks." Ryan replied:
"No intentional delay, I planned to release the report as the election
begun - but, as you know, the world got crazy and elections have been
delayed. I apologize for not sharing information sooner, but I will
share it with the election list, hopefully today or tomorrow."
1) Why wasn't the annual report released in time for the election?
2) Why the silence?
3) There have been multiple recent meeting notices that talk about Ryan
presenting financial information to the Council, but nothing about ever
releasing any of it to the community.
There has NEVER been a financial report, just occasional tidbits. There
are always excuses. Please (have somebody other than Ryan) clarify the
4) The project became a "new wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla
Foundation, MZLA Technologies Corporation" over a year ago to "allow us
to explore offering our users products and services that were not
possible under the Mozilla Foundation."
What has been done that couldn't be done before?
5) The last meeting minutes state:
"Philipp does not think that helps us, as the statement can be read as
if the Council's leadership of the project is questioned. MZLA is
only a financial home. Christopher, Ryan and Magnus agree"
Does this mean that the Council/Directors has the freedom to decide
whether or not Mozilla CPG is to be enforced within the community, and
to set their own policy how/when to enforce it?
Please clarify how much independence we still have as a fully owned
For example before we became a subsidiary there was a mutual agreement
that if our needs changed we could find a new fiscal/legal home. I had
assumed we've permanently lost that choice.
Can Mozilla sell us, seize our funds or "tax" us? Please don't reply
that is irrelevant as it would never occur. That is not the issue.
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