[Osmf-talk] Board Cohesion/Confidentiality

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Fri Oct 5 14:29:56 UTC 2012

Andy Robinson wrote:
> As far as I was aware, company Directors have a duty of confidentiality to
> the company as defined in the 2006 Act (which is based on case law).

I don't think that's really the issue here. The issue is whether the 
Board (corporately) chooses to enter into confidential discussions with 
third parties. I don't believe anyone has said that if the Board 
resolved to follow a particular line on this, they would intentionally 
and repeatedly break it.

FWIW I would generally agree with Kate and Frederik that we should tend 
"...towards open[ness] at all times and an exception would be when 
things aren't publicly shared". An essential part of this is that the 
whole Board has visibility of what each director is doing on behalf of OSMF.


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