Mollamby, Conflicts of Interest vs Privacy

Over the last year, there has been increasing attention on the conflicts of interest in large free software projects.

It is a fundamental issue of trustworthiness and integrity. How can I ask my employers or other organizations to think about contributing back to free software projects when leaders are using privacy as an excuse to hide the conflicts of interest?

Given the things that emerged during recent months, there are some people who I simply won't collaborate with again.