It may be that there needs to be a separate document covering conflict of
interest for the IAOC and Trustees and this document would then just indicate
that members will comply with that policy at all times.
I found www.nonprofitrisk.org/advice/samples/ConflictPolicy.doc and others
googling "conflict of interest policy non-profit". They may be a decent
starting point for establishing a COI policy.
I don't think you can actually capture what the behavior we expect of the board
members with respect to COI in just a single paragraph.
At 06:10 PM 5/28/2010, Ted Hardie wrote:
9. Members shall at all times act in a disinterested manner and consider
only the benefit to the IETF standards process and community as a whole in
discussions and decisions. The Members shall promptly disclose any
material conflict of interest and recuse themselves from related
While I grok what you mean by "act in a disinterested manner" it sounds a
bit if you'd like them to cultivate ennui. Perhaps "In the discharge of their
duties, member shall at all times act only in the interests of the
Members shall promptly disclose any material conflict of interest, and they
will recuse themselves from decisions where such conflict is present."
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