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Alan Burlison
July 27, 2000 13:14
Re: Possible conflict of interest?
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Simon Cozens wrote:

> There may not be an *actual* conflict of interest, but when people on
> the outside see the CEO of a company which provides Perl support being
> Perl's corporate contact, by heck is there going to be a *perceived*
> one.
> We need to have clean hands. The external appearance of this Perl needs to
> be spotless.

This was exactly my point about the vendor liaison role.  The honesty
and integrity of the person holding the role is utterly irrelevant. 
It's a PR issue, and therefore purely a matter of appearances.  Anyone
in this role should not be tied to a particular camp, IMHO.

Alan Burlison
Solaris Kernel Development, Sun Microsystems

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