As a long time journalist and practitioner in the IT space, I have never had
any difficulty obtaining information from an IETF member provided that
1. I agree to the rules set down by the respondent (i.e., no mention of
company or anonymous quoting, if necessary)
2. I agree to clear quotes through corporate PR, if necessary.
This question, in my view, is kind of silly. Tech companies generally want
their names in print in a favorable context. Working with IETF to advance
worthwhile standards efforts is generally looked upon as a good thing. I have
found that respect is the key to cooperation.