[Wikimedia-l] COI - was Re: [Board-l] Fwd: WMF etc.

Florence Devouard fdevouard at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 14:41:22 UTC 2016

Le 21/01/16 20:05, Dariusz Jemielniak a écrit :
> hi Florence,
> Then I was astonished when I discovered that Dariusz, who has been a board
>> member for over 6 months, was not aware of the existence of the Conflict of
>> Interest Policy, which include a pledge of commitment and an obligation to
>> disclose potential conflicts of interest. A policy voted by the board
>> several years ago and mandatory for all board members. It is apparently not
>> enforced anymore, even though it is an approved policy and obviously a good
>> governance practice. This makes me think the board is not operating
>> properly anymore on this serious matter.
> just to clarify this issue: I have been signing the COI pledges/disclosures
> over the last 4 years, as the FDC member, and later as a Board member.
> Apparently I did not make myself clear that I think it is worthwhile to
> consider PUBLIC statements (as proposed in the email I was replying to),
> and not statements in general (which we do have). It may have left you with
> a reading that I was unaware of the COI policy as a whole; I apologize for
> my clumsy phrasing.
> best,
> dariusz

My apologies Dariusz; This point was a misunderstanding on my part after 
reading this msg from you : 

I am really happy to read your clarification and see that this point is 
in fact not an issue. Good :)

I actually stayed in confusion because I commented it, but you never 
gave any further feedback.
But some people warned me my emails got stuck in spambox...
I changed my email address for the lists this morning... sent a 
message... and it got stuck in moderation !
Hopefully this one will work out...


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