politics and intrigue in ietf

i am not really a member of the ietf intellectual property rights working group anymore, i sort of swore off of it when i did a rough count of the overwhelming corporate interest seemingly voting as a block. in any case, it looks like they are beginning the process of silencing a few critics on that list. you can read their account at the link. interesting stuff really, i can see both sides.

for those that don't know what the ietf is: