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Re: Debian contributor Register of Interests

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> writes:
>> On May 10 2017, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
>>> and no conclusions should ever be drawn from it?
>> I don't think anyone has said that.
> Quoting from the originally proposed wiki page:
> | The following people have added themselves to this list. No-one should
> | assume that the presence or absence of a person from this list implies
> | any conflict of interest or misconduct within Debian.
> I'm agnostic on the merits of collecting this data -- I can see both
> sides.  But I think the above paragraph is unrealistic, and if we want
> that paragraph to be true, we should not gather the data in the first
> place.


Also, I suspect that anyone that might be tempted to misbehave as a
result of CoI will not have filled in their entry anyway, which makes me
wonder what useful purpose this could serve beyond a virtue signalling

Cheers, Phil.
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