Cristian, when I said I heartily endorse what Asaf said, I meant exactly
that. I agree with him, and with you, that accusatory email threads without
evidence are toxic, and should be avoided.
But questions about Conflict of Interest are appropriate. In a Board
selection process, we do not merely Assume Good Faith, we Assess the
Conditions Impacting Good Faith.
Or at least, we should.
On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 5:22 PM, Cristian Consonni <kikkocristian(a)gmail.com>
2016-03-03 2:06 GMT+01:00 Pete Forsyth
I heartily endorse what Asaf has said here, but
I'd add one thing:
When someone runs for the board, that introduces a standard that goes
beyond Assume Good Faith.
Yes, but please also note the difference between "assume good faith"
and the moral duty of refraining from making unsubstantiated claims of
being part of a corrupt and despotic system.
Compare the last email from Andreas in this thread with the first two
and draw your own conclusions.
I would like that everybody on this list tries to hold up to the (much
lower) second standard.
You are of course welcome to ask tough questions to the candidates.
IMHO, tough questions are usually so, because they present evidence to
back their contents.
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