RE: [EFM] anti-trust
I am reading all of the emails I receive on EFM. I haven't seen any get into
pricing discussions, let alone mention any figures in the last two weeks. Am
I missing some of the emails, or was this just a reminder not to do it?
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Harry
Sent: 19 July 2001 17:10
To: 'Howard Frazier'; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [EFM] RE: EPON TDMA
Let's all agree on something - if Howard is dragged off to jail, it won't be
of illicit price discussions.
From: Howard Frazier [mailto:millardo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [EFM] RE: EPON TDMA
Do not discuss prices or pricing on this reflector.
Anti-trust laws are a serious matter, and the best way for
us to avoid violating them is to NEVER EVER discuss prices
or pricing for goods or services.
I realize that we can get carried away sometimes, and that,
as engineers, we really like to back up our assertions with
hard numbers. We must exercise some restraint, however, else
we run the risk of breaking the law.
So, NEVER EVER discuss prices or pricing. When considering
the relative merits of technical proposals, it is okay to
consider the relative costs (e.g. solution A costs twice
as much as solution B), but not the absolute costs (e.g.
solution A costs $3.00 while solution B is only $1.50).
I have no desire to go to jail. I am fairly confident
that the rest of you feel the same way.
Chair, IEEE 802.3 EFM Study Group