You are correct. I've posted this before - a good discussion of why
pricing discussions in public forums should be avoided is at the HTML
Writers Guild: http://www.hwg.org/resources/faqs/priceFAQ.html
Last time it came up the HTML Writers Guid was debunked as urban myth. It
even reads like a classic urban myth. There's no useful legal information
Back in June Ted Korolchuk posted a link to a superb source on this one -
the United States Department of Justice:
Given a choice between legal info from the DoJ, and complete nonsense from
the HTML Writer's Guild, I'd say go with the DoJ. But that's just me.
Also take a look at:
"If the industry structure is not conducive to coordination, perhaps because
entry is easy or because a firm could cut prices in secret and steal
business from rivals, a court must recognize that it would be irrational for
the firms to engage in the forbidden process which the courts term an
agreement, risking prosecution with no hope of gaining market power."
- James Moore