Violation Type:Commercial Conflict of Interest in Stewardship
|Asterisk VoIP SoftPBX/V1||Asterisk VoIP SoftPBX|
|Nginx Web Server/OSSCOI||Nginx Web Server|
An organization which is the steward for an open source project manages that project in a way that services a conflict of interest between the organization and the open source community surrounding the project.
A common example would be where an organization sells closed-source addons for the software, and then refuses any patches by external contributors implementing the same functionality. Essentially the project is handicapped to service a conflict of interest. Thus the organization's stewardship provides negative value to the surrounding community, relative to any alternative steward.