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Yes, sadly, it's all about politics and power, not "professional conduct".

Opposition to them is also all about politics and power, so there you go.

Not necessarily. Opposition to (intentionally) vague documents that have the potential to be used as methods of exerting political power can be seen as purely operational in order to keep the project afloat.

Really? Because it seems like it lists standards that are expected in actual professional environments.

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