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The usual way for conflict-of-interest policies to work is for the one whose interests are in conflict to simply recuse themselves from voting.

It is not so simple for the IETF and IRTF, since they traditionally have eschewed voting and instead opt for “rough consensus and running code”. Also, the position of the NSA is fundamentally opposed to what the CFRG is supposed to achieve, so I don’t see how a normal conflict-of-interest policy is going to help.




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