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Thanks for the agenda, Stephen.

It seems very odd indeed to discuss the Conflict of Interest policy in
secret after a Director has opened the topic for public consideration[1]
and when the source document is public[2], especially after a Trustee has
called for more and not less transparency[3]. Please can a director explain
why the Board has made this decision? The policy does not itself disclose
any private or commercially sensitive information, and deciding to seek
legal advice does not in and of itself demand secrecy; neither would a fear
of controversy or scrutiny.




On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:06 PM Stephan Ficht <> wrote:

Dear Community,

find below the agenda for our

-> TDF board meeting with a public part and followed by a private part
-> on Friday, October 22nd at 1300 Berlin time

For time zone conversion, see e.g.

-> at
We meet on Jitsi, and please, if possible use Chrome browser and do not
use video and until not speaking up please mute.


Public Part

1. Q&A: Answering questions from the community (all, 10 minutes)
   Rationale: Provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions
to the board and about TDF

Private Part

2. Discuss & further steps: Conflict of interest policy for the board as
part of the Rules of Procedures (legal subgroup, all 45min)
    Rationale: Discussing and understanding a version of the policy that
is currently in discussion, defining how to ask legal advice on it
    Reason why in private: preliminary wordings of an edited legal text
for rules of procedure, before legal advice on that edited version

3. Discuss: Last minute item(s) (owner of the item, all 5min)
    Rationale: if there is popping up an item after sending the agenda
    (it may also be partially in public, if no confidential item will be

 - No more topic in private so far -

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