It’s actually more than confusing in my opinion as the whole money flow is more than strange if you think more about it:
For both, the Foundation and the ECC i think it’s correct that the following describes it best in short:
=> Founders only distribute some % of the FR to the ECC, Foundation. The rest is for the founders from start.
=> ECC and Foundation than pays the very same founders again some compensation, wage, bonuses or whatever it’s called. I have no idea how much this is as there seems to be no disclose or transparency.
=> Additionally it seems that some (or all?) founders are as well share sholders in the ECC. This might apply as well to some (many/all?) employees. Without disclose it’s again not clear if there are bonuses or interest paid to share holders.
Again, i could be wrong, but that’s what i get out how the founder parts are “implented” in the money/ZEC flow. Without more transparency and clarification it’s hard to say if this is 100% true or if i’am missing something. And don’t expect transparency or answers here, that’s not a point that seems to get included into transparency, but more a hot potatao that is avoided to be touched at all costs for whatever reason.