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Adopting a well-known COI policy

18 Apr 2018

 As the ASF grows in number of paid positions and is working to
 secure more sponsors, we should adopt a well-known financial
 conflict of interest policy.  This is important to ensure that
 we have clear and consistent disclosures internally of
 financial interests in officer/director roles, as well as to
 show potential donors that we're following best practices for
 fiscal responsibility.

 I suggest the IRS example policy, which many non-profits use:

 This also includes an annual review statement, which should be simple to
 automate and is also reported in filing our 990s.

 There are concerns about the necessity for and the overhead involved
 in establishing and reporting on COI policy.

 @Shane: continue to discuss establishing a COI policy on board@