[Osmf-talk] Balancing the presence of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team at the OSM Foundation in 2017

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Wed Nov 29 18:50:02 UTC 2017

Am 29.11.2017 um 19:15 schrieb Martijn van Exel:
> ...
>> The other thing is: the Companies Act requires that a director  "must
>> avoid a situation in which he has, or can have, a direct or indirect
>> interest that conflicts ..." which implies that directors must
>> pro-actively avoid being in situations in which they could
>> potentially have a CoI. This important because very often you will
>> find people arguing that their outside interests "align with the
>> interest of"  the company in question, and therefore there is no CoI.
>> That is not a correct interpretation IMHO.
> I can’t recall a situation where such alignment has been argued or
> implied during my tenure on the board, definitely not ‘very often’ —
> did you mean this in a more general sense, or are you referring to
> your tenure on the board?
That was in the more general sense, the typical arguments you hear
people making in court on such matters.


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