[At-Large] Parminder’s assertion of Conflict of Interest / Expected Rules of Behavior

Jonathan Zuck JZuck at innovatorsnetwork.org
Tue Jan 4 22:54:16 UTC 2022

+1  Barry although,  similar to the domain investor participation in discussions of price, ideally interested parties would simply advocate in their behalf. Ideally, Jeff would just present his problem , rather than trying to represent it as a community issue and we would all be capable le of seeing the larger problem rather than focusing on whether his problem is our problem.

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Subject: Re: [At-Large] Parminder’s assertion of Conflict of Interest / Expected Rules of Behavior

I don't really have a problem with CofI per se so long as it's
disclosed and perhaps doesn't fall into some categories not directly
related to the issue (e.g., someone trying to discredit a candidate
because they just went through an ugly romantic break-up with them.)

Who else is going to raise some of these issues but an interested
party? Some altruistic by-stander?

Yes we can all imagine impartial advocates but it's often an
interested party who feels they were wronged and raises an issue.

Interested parties often benefit from the righting of wrongs, that's
kind of the point.

CoI is more important when the person is not just acting as an
advocate but has some sort of power to decide an issue (e.g., a board

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