Harald Alvestrand wrote:
One option I do NOT want to consider (and which the 770 stand in the
lobby kind of dented a little) is to add a tradeshow to the IETF
Thinking about this further, I am struck by the fact that the 770 booth and the
wifi phone booth in Japan were wildly popular with attendees. So the concern
you raise is a very real and very serious slippery-slope, but portions of that
slope seem to be entirely acceptable to the IETF attendees.
Here is a guess at the rule we should impose:
A sponsor donating a sufficiently large amount may have a small booth for the
sale of a single product that is a) unannounced or has been announced within the
last  months, and b) appropriate for purchase and use by individuals.
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