[Talk-us] Conflicts of Interest
ian.dees at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 16:42:57 GMT 2010
On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:29 AM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> One of the things we found at the OSMF is that you really need to be open
> about any potential conflicts of interest, like where you work or if you
> hold shares in TeleAtlas... that kind of thing. Anything a reasonable
> outsider could conclude is a potential conflict.
> I think that for your own good so it's not a surprise to people, all those
> running for the board of OSMF-US should be upfront about it. I don't think
> there's any shame in it, but I can tell you from experience that people get
> very upset if you're not clear about everything from day 1.
I recently (Monday, actually) started working for a subsidiary of Garmin. We
do weather stuff, not geo stuff, but it is definitely relevant.
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