(was: ESC meeting minutes: 2022-10-20)

Paolo Vecchi paolo.vecchi at documentfoundation.org
Sat Oct 22 11:14:55 UTC 2022

Hi Chris,

On 22/10/2022 12:32, Chris Sherlock wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 8:24 PM Andreas Mantke <maand at gmx.de> wrote:
>     it would have been great, if you'd explained that you are working for
>     the company which forked away from LibreOffice Online
>     (https://www.documentfoundation.org/gethelp/developers/).
>     Thus you have on this specific topic (the online version of
>     LibreOffice
>     and the work on that project) a (potential?) CoI.
>  Sorry to butt in again, but Noel has never made it unclear he works 
> for Collabora. I don't believe there is any undisclosed conflict of 
> interest.

if Noel were a member of the board then declaring the personal 
interests, which could turn into potential/perceive CoIs when the 
subject is discussed, would be the right thing to do. That's at least is 
the outcome of the lengthy discussions we had about the subject and we 
start seeing it applied.

That reminds me there should have probably been a declaration of 
personal interests in regards to Collabora Online by the members of the 
board affiliated with the vendor and its reseller as the investigation 
related to potential personal interests related to LibreOffice Online 
was in the agenda. So it seems we still need to work on consistent 
procedures for interests declarations.

I suppose that once that investigation is sorted the board will look at 
the potential issue of having people with personal interests in a 
subject investigating a director for a subject that is seen by the same 
directors as being in competition with their personal interest.

> Chris


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