Re: [antitrust-policy] Who enforces an Antitrust Policy for the IETF

<david.black@emc.com> Mon, 16 January 2012 17:21 UTC

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Hi John,

> Sounds like an impressive DoS vector for people who don't like the direction
> a group is going, doesn't it?

I have over a decade of experience with INCITS standards activities, including
serving as the equivalent of a WG chair.  In my abuse, this sort of abuse of
the anti-trust policy hasn't been a problem, but your mileage may vary across
standards organizations.

OTOH, that DoS vector probably exists in the absence of any enforcement mechanism,
as I strongly suspect that the individual mentioned by Brian is not the only
person who's been instructed by counsel to leave the room if topics with anti-trust
implications are discussed and the discussion cannot be stopped.

Thanks,
--David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: antitrust-policy-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:antitrust-policy-bounces@ietf.org] On Behalf Of John
> Levine
> Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 11:34 AM
> To: antitrust-policy@ietf.org
> Cc: Black, David
> Subject: Re: [antitrust-policy] Who enforces an Antitrust Policy for the IETF
> 
> >Of course, meeting termination is a last resort, but if all else fails ...
> 
> Sounds like an impressive DoS vector for people who don't like the direction
> a group is going, doesn't it?
> 
> I'd still like to get back to what problem we're trying to solve, since it's
> hard to evaluate solutions without that.
> 
> R's,
> John
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