From Usenet Big-8 Management Board
From: Tristan Miller <>
Newsgroups: news.groups,news.announce.newgroups
Subject: Big-8 Management Board finances
Followup-To: news.groups
Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 04:33:16 EDT
Message-ID: <s7apv9$1ve$>

This is an official communication from the Usenet Big-8 Management
Board. Please note that followups are set to news.groups.

In March 2021, the Board joined Open Collective Europe
<> in order to make all of its
financial activities transparent. Members of the public will now be able
to see a complete record of the Board's income and expenditures.
Historically, the Board's activities have been financed entirely through
donations by its members, though we have decided to allow for donations
from members of the public via Open Collective Europe.

We use donations primarily to pay our web/news hosting bills, and
secondarily to cover expenses associated with the Board's outreach
activities (e.g., attendance at technical conferences where we speak
about the Board's work) and to help fund maintenance and development of
STUMP and WebSTUMP, the GNU packages for newsgroup robomoderation.

For further information, please see the "Finances" page on the Board's
website at <> and the Board's Open
Collective page at <>.

Jason Evans, Rayner Lucas, Tristan Miller
Usenet Big-8 Management Board