Subject: Editor Conflict of Interest Policy (was Re: public? Re: Call for Votes: New OSI-Editors List)
From: "Zak Greant" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 20:34:23 -0800

Hi Matt, Greetings All,

On 11/27/07, Matthew Flaschen <> wrote:
> Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > Go easy, Zak, we're still defining all this.  The conflict of interest
> > portion rubbed me the wrong way too; just like the Wikipedia's ban on
> > people being able to edit their own or employers' pages.
> There's no such ban.  You can edit your own page, but you have to do so
> in good faith and be willing to discuss on "talk".  I think a similar
> policy would work here, too.

Most of us seem to share this view (I think that this fits with Ben,
Brian and Chris' views as well.)

I'm happy to support the wikipedia policy (with a few modifications to
fit our needs):