The transparency about the cost of operating as a CA was great in the begining, expecially with the post https://letsencrypt.org/2016/09/20/what-it-costs-to-run-lets-encrypt.html :
Here’s how our 2017 budget breaks down:
Expense Cost Staffing $2.06M USD Hardware/Software $0.20M USD Hosting/Auditing $0.30M USD Legal/Administrative $0.35M USD Total $2.91M USD
But after that, the openness seamed to deteriorate:
In 2018 Let’s Encrypt will secure a large portion of the Web with a budget of only $3.0M
We had originally budgeted $2.91M for 2017 but we’ll likely come in under budget for the year at around $2.65M.
In 2019 Let’s Encrypt will secure a massive portion of the Web with a budget of only $3.6M.
Could ISRG publish publicly the all IRS forms 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax) and 1024 (Application for Recognition of Exemption), and any other potentially interesting document?