Wednesday, January 09, 2008

OLPC: Intel's Duty of Care?

Being on the board of an organisation is not to be taken lightly. Directors have a duty of care towards the organisation and failing in that duty can have serious repercussions, such as being banned as a director.

So looking at this article:

BBC NEWS | Technology | Intel 'undermined' laptop project

We see :
The head of Intel Paul Otellini said an accusation that the firm had failed to deliver on promises was "hogwash".
"I don't want to get into specifics but we met every obligation that we were committed to," he said.
What about the duty of care towards OLPC, Mr. Otellini? It seems to me that Intel failed in that duty and perhaps questions need to be asked about whether the people on the respective boards should be banned as directors.

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