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ACBL's "Cone of Silence" Culture Persists

In http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/acbl-score-deja-vu/, Larry Lang comments 

 

Which brings up other questions.

Why can't the ACBL make the original RFP available for those who would like to see it?

Why can't the ACBL make sections of the ACBLScore code available so those who are interested can talk about it intelligently? Most of it is not proprietary in the least – it's mostly worthless.

Why can't the Technology Committee at least publish a list of the questions they are asking themselves? Why all the secrecy?

 

Change one word (three times) and you can read:

Which brings up other questions.

Why won't the ACBL make the original RFP available for those who would like to see it?

Why won't the ACBL make sections of the ACBLScore code available so those who are interested can talk about it intelligently? Most of it is not proprietary in the least – it's mostly worthless.

Why won't the Technology Committee at least publish a list of the questions they are asking themselves? Why all the secrecy?"

 

The answer is that the ACBL "Cone of Silence" culture persists.  ACBL President Suzi Subeck, in an interview at the time of her election (Providence, 2014) said in part:

"The ACBL needs to be clearer on how it intends to make the game better. We need to be clearer we want dialogue and feedback, and we need to make our processes open."

 

Perhaps, I speculate, keeping the pressure on ACBL to make their processes open will be of some help in this actually happening. 

 

 

 

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