[HOT] Conflicts of Interest

Dale Kunce dale.kunce at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 03:07:16 UTC 2015


Harry I loved your idea of putting the conflicts into a simple post that
can be updated/changed without fear of mucking up the election wiki page.
If anyone identifies other conflicts that I haven't noticed please feel
free to point them out.

As promised I've written my conflicts up.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/dkunce/diary/34550

One key thing to my running for the Board is that American Red Cross is ok
with me serving on the HOT board given that I don't participate in any
financial discussions with HOT that are not already in place such as
Missing Maps.



On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 8:01 PM Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> Kate - you're probably correct, we are using the person you referred us
> to, so there should be no surprises there.
>
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 12:13 PM, Kate Chapman <kate.chapman at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Martijn,
>>
>> HOT has a conflict of interest policy prepared by I believe the same
>> legal expert. It was required to apply for 501(c)(3) status and signed by
>> the board at the time.
>>
>> On the road so can't look it up at the moment.
>>
>> Kate
>> On Mar 12, 2015 12:37 PM, "Martijn van Exel" <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
>>
>>> The OSM US board has just agreed on a COI policy that was prepared by a
>>> legal expert. I can see if I can get you a copy if that would help?
>>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Harry Wood <mail at harrywood.co.uk>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> > I believe conflicts should be handled in the follow 2 basic ways.
>>>> >
>>>> > 1. Potential conflicts should be talked about and acknowledged well
>>>> > before any actual conflicts arise.
>>>> > 2. Board members should completely recuse themselves from any
>>>> > conversation. They should not listen to or be a part of the
>>>> conversation
>>>> > during any activities where a conflict exist.
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>> Yep. Those are the rules. It's quite difficult to follow if the topic
>>>> about which you have a conflict of interest, is something coming up a lot
>>>> in board discussions. So in your case Dale, if the board were needing to
>>>> discuss ARC a lot, then you might have to recuse yourself a lot. That's a
>>>> bit awkward but not impossible.
>>>>
>>>> We found it very difficult in the past having HOT paid staff members on
>>>> the board, particularly as they didn't always seem to understand and accept
>>>> these rules. I guess it was understandable that they wanted to take
>>>> strategic decisions about the projects and parts of the organisation which
>>>> most effected them and their (HOT staff) work.
>>>>
>>>> Can be tricky.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> > As such I'll be posting my conflicts to the Board Election Wiki
>>>> > and encourage others to do the same.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I called mine a "Declaration of interests" and linked it off my user
>>>> page rather than off the elections wiki (but that's partly because, I was
>>>> *on* the board when I wrote it. Also it serves just as well as a
>>>> declaration for anyone looking at me as a OSMF CWG member)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Harry_Wood/Declaration_of_Interests
>>>>
>>>> Maybe that's useful as a template. Direct financial interests (who pays
>>>> you) is the most important thing for people to be aware of, but I tried to
>>>> think of other affiliations I have which might conflict. I also noted when
>>>> it was last updated, since this information can obviously go out of date.
>>>>
>>>> Harry
>>>>
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