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Feedback requested on draft Wikimedia Foundation Conflict of Interest PolicyEdit
Hi all, The Wikimedia Foundation legal team has posted a draft of an updated conflict of interest policy on Meta-Wiki.
Feedback collection began early November. Feedback collection on the policy updates lasts until 22 November. If you have not provided feedback and wish to do so, please do that on the talk page by the 22 November.
The updated policy will replace the current Conflict of Interest Policy for Board Members, Officers, Executives, and Key Employees. Note: This is not related to any policies or issues regarding paid/conflict of interest editing of the projects. It is about conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with an individual’s executive or Board role at the Wikimedia Foundation.
In preparing the updated policy, the legal team consulted model conflict of interest policies, guidance regarding best practices for conflict of interest policies, outside legal experts on non-profit governance, and the points raised in the community discussion on conflicts of interest earlier this year.
Please review the draft policy and leave any feedback you have on the talk page. In particular, the legal team is interested in identifying any aspects of the policy where the language or procedure is not clear. They also want to know if there are any gaps in the policy: are there any conflict of interest situations that cause you concern and that the policy does not seem to cover?
The Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees has reviewed the draft policy, and will review it again following the feedback period. It will then go before the full Board to be approved and adopted.