Hi All,

I'm pleased to advise that this document has now been adopted (with a few
modifications, thanks to Brian and Anthony for those) by the committee at
its meeting this afternoon as an official policy.  This policy in its
current form is a culmination of a lot of work by a lot of people over a
lot of time (in fact, the first draft predates my time on the committee),
it has been a real collaborative effort in the best traditions of our
movement to put it together.  Like all policies, it will no doubt require
change and adjustment as circumstances change, but its great that we have
finally gotten a policy to cover this very important matter in place.

Craig Franklin
Wikimedia Australia

On 22 May 2013 08:26, Brian Salter-Duke <b_d...@bigpond.net.au> wrote:

> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 09:50:52PM +1000, Craig Franklin wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > At our meeting on the weekend, the committee has finalised a draft of a
> > conflict of interest (COI) policy to apply to members of the chapter's
> > committee.  Members might recall that in the lead up to the AGM last
> year,
> > the topic of committee COI came up and prompted some very heated
> > discussions.  It's my hope that by formally codifying some expectations,
> we
> > can avoid this sort of thing occurring again.
> >
> > Accordingly, the committee seeks public comment on the draft policy.  It
> is
> > expected that unless there is widespread opposition to this draft
> > necessitating a complete rewrite, that we will adopt this policy at our
> > next regularly scheduled meeting on 16 June.
> >
> > http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Conflict_of_interest_policy
> >
> > Comment is welcome either on the talk page, on this mailing list, or by
> > private email.
> An excellent document. Well done. When I started reading it I was going
> to comment that incorporation should be mentioned in the first sentence
> by:-
> "Wikimedia Australia is a non-profit organisation, incorporated in
> Victoria and recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation as an official
> chapter, that .."
> but then I found that incorporation is covered in detail near the end.
> It still might be a good idea to mention it in the first sentence.
> Cheers, Brian - a pedantic ex-Public Officer.
> > Regards,
> > Craig Franklin
> > President - Wikimedia Australia
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