steve at nsf.gov
Thu Sep 1 17:08:58 UTC 1994
> IMHO - this is not my employers opinion - some guidelines might be in
> order. I suggest the following (excuse the style here - just trying
> to be as unambiguous as possible):
> NSF has made it clear that it does not want to be in the regulatory
> business. But if larger providers attempt unfair settlements
> something like this might be neccesary. Perhaps some other government
> entity might end up stepping in. We can only hope that things just
> work out or that NSF is at least asked for advise before any
> regulation is attempted.
NSF is not contemplating guidelines. We hope the industry will evolve
something better than N**2. If predatory practice becomes evident, we'll
be happy to arbitrate. If anti-competitive behavior emerges, we'll be
happy to remind those disadvantaged of their rights under existing law.
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