[OSGeo-Conf] How to handle conflict of interests?
daniel at georepublic.de
Mon Nov 9 17:12:30 PST 2015
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As someone not really involved in the organisation of FOSS4G's but
following the discussion on this list, I was wondering how you would
resolve a conflict of interest of your PCO of choice.
There was the question how to deal with committee members involved in
biddings, but my question to the 2 bids with LocationTech as PCO would
be, if you have ever thought about possible conflicts of interests,
and how to resolve them eventually.
- From how I understand the proposals, LocationTechs generous offer to
bring in their experience with organizing large events like FOSS4G has
also an aspect, that many people in the OSGeo community seem to be
concerned about. Whether you call it "competitor" or not, I think it's
clear, that LocationTech isn't as neutral as PCO's have been in the
past. Just being "good" without expecting some return of "investment"
is very rare, isn't it?
Also, I don't really understand, why OSGeo shouldn't be in charge of
an eventual loss of FOSS4G. First it seems to be very unlikely to
happen in North America, second aren't there insurances to cover
events like disasters for example and last, the financial situation of
OSGeo isn't that bad (at least at the moment).
Georepublic UG & Georepublic Japan
eMail: daniel.kastl at georepublic.de
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