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

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Sat, 21 January 2012 20:17 UTC

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Subject: Re: [antitrust-policy] Who enforces an Antitrust Policy for the IETF
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On 01/21/2012 07:34 PM, John R Levine wrote:
>> And, if it that should happen without a plan, they will still blame
>> you and will cite you this email as they do so.
>>
>> I fail to see how that is better.
>
> That's making the assumption that the IETF has a formal anti-trust
> policy. It's pretty hard to fault one for enforcing a policy that
> doesn't exist, e.g., the anti-marijuana policy.
>
> As I think I've said about a dozen times now, I don't think that would
> be a good idea to have such a policy. Information about what the law
> says, yes, policy, no.

+1

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