Re: [gnso-osc-ops] DOI
- To: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [gnso-osc-ops] DOI
- From: Eric Brunner-Williams <ebw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 11:14:50 -0400
Yeah, but are you going to advocate for a SOI or DOI rule change that
would advance your material interest as the author of this paper?
Suppose you had to write papers on ICANN to get tenure. That's an
interest, but anyone anywhere could have that interest, say Milton's
non-evil twin who stays quietly at home at Podunk U's j-school. There
is no effect on the process or outcome.
Now suppose you want to write a paper about how ICANN is (an absurd
phrase I ran across yesterday in an unrelated context) "in typical
Marxist-Leninist fashion, the [ICANN]ese relied on the old
“counterpoint” tactic from the Communist playbook", manifested by
being uncharitably mean to kittens.
To support the position stated in your paper you'd have to advocate or
subtly cause to be advocated policies of uncharitable meanness to
kittens. [This assumes the ICANNese are not innately uncharitably mean
to kittens, a fact not in evidence.]
There a material interest as the author of some paper written from
professional or financial advancement exists, and should be declared.