[council] Conflicts of Interest

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Fri Jan 20 15:38:11 UTC 2006


I think this is an excellent proposal and endorse it.


On 20 jan 2006, at 09.56, Ross Rader wrote:

> Bruce Tonkin wrote:
>> I see this being a voluntary initiative as there doesn't seem to  
>> be any
>> explicit bylaw requirements.
> Bruce -
> I think this is an excellent proposal. As you know, the registrar  
> constituency has had similar practices embodied in its bylaws for a  
> number of years.
> However, simply because the bylaws is silent on a specific set of  
> behaviors, doesn't mean that we can't officially adopt these  
> behaviors through other means.
> I also believe that it is time for the Council of the GNSO to adopt  
> some explicit conflict of interest management processes - but I  
> believe they should be mandatory. At first, we should proceed  
> cautiously with these. A light-weight approach would seem to be  
> most prudent. Over time, we could improve and expand upon the  
> approach in ways that make it more useful for our purposes.
> My preference would not be to create a "design committee" to come  
> up with a comprehensive proposal at this time. As a first step, I  
> think your proposal makes eminent sense, and I would like to  
> discuss whether or not the rest of the council would be willing to  
> undertake a vote to make these requirements mandatory. Is this  
> something that we could add to the agenda of our next meeting?
> Thanks in advance for your consideration.
> -ross

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