The purpose is to discuss the need for an antitrust or competition policy for the IETF. If the consensus is to create one, then the content of that policy will be discussed as well.
It used to be that just moving a multi-vendor activity to the IETF was sufficient to immunize the parties from Sherman Act liabilities. Perhaps this is no longer sufficient, though given the absence of prosecution(s) by the US Department of Justice, the source of liability may be in a jurisdiction other than the United States.
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