Re: Can employers forbid you from talking about IETF activities?
I believe the reason many companies have "interesting" rules here is
experience from the past - when a person speaking to the press would have
his words interpreted as being a spokesman for their company, either
revealing things that were intended to be hidden or promising things the
company does not want to commit to.
Preferring to err on the safe side, many companies would rather have their
press spokesmen speaking to the press.
(Cisco permits me to speak openly about IETF matters, but when it comes to
saying what Cisco thinks of things or intends to do about things, I am
under strict orders to refer to an appropriate spokesperson. So this is
strictly my opinion, and is not in any way related to what Cisco thinks -
if it thinks about it at all)