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Re: Calling all NANOG'ers - idea for national hardware price quote registry
Fine, you can build it and off-shore it, but I suspect that is a case of "if you build it they will not come".Uhh, make sure the data isn't stored anywhere vendor X's attornies can get to it. Rest assured, whoever hosts the site would be sent paperwork in hours, if not minutes from it's discovery.If need be I'll off shore it. Matt
I think that people have made it fairly clear that this is a bad idea, but I don't think that anyone is going to stop you building it.
I am guessing that you will 1) get inflated prices because the people who are getting the really good discounts are going to be the ones with the most to lose personally and 2) lots of happy shiny letters from vendor's lawyers asking you for logs. Whether or not you have logs is largely irrelevant, you will still get the letters. I don't know about you, but I have better things to do than a: unnecessarily antagonize the same people that you presumable want to get a good discount from and b: collect subpoenas.
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