I don't understand this post, and I consulted the budget FAQ too. I guess there is an immense ambiguity(, or an intention to mislead readers) in both the FAQ and your post.
You say "yes, the outreach program took funds out of the general funds". So, do you mean it should not have taken the funds out of the general funds? Where else should it have taken them from?
From FAQ - "GNOME, as the lead organization, has been responsible for managing the finances for the entire effort". I don't understand what managing the finances means. Does it mean all participating organizations have their own income sources, and GNOME just does the paperwork + temporary loaning to smooth over their temporary difficulties? Or does it mean GNOME finance the OPW ?
And if GNOME is only managing the finances, and not financing the activities, how did 25% of GNOME budget get taken up with OPW? Is all of the 25% temporary loans?
If GNOME is actually financing OPW, there is a big transparency gap here - the donors to GNOME may not be aware that one fourth of their money goes toward outreach to arbitrary subsets of people.