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Excellent point.

Let's all agree on something - if Howard is dragged off to jail, it won't be
on account
of illicit price discussions.


-----Original Message-----
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.

Howard Frazier
Chair, IEEE 802.3 EFM Study Group