The Royal Society's motto 'Nullius in verba', roughly translated as 'Nothing in words', dates back to 1663, and is an expression of the determination of the Fellows to withstand the domination of authority (such as in Scholasticism in the 17th century or vendor claims today) and to verify all statements by an appeal to facts determined by experiment. (Thanks Steve for this inspirational bit of history).
Ac ne forte roges, quo me duce, quo lare tuter,
Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri.
(Horace, Epistles I.i, 1.13-14)
You shall not ask for whom I fight
Nor in what school my peace I find;
I say no master has the right
To swear me to obedience blind.
(trans. C.T. Carr)
Why this preamble?
Nortel has invested heavily in getting the facts (verified by independent third parties) on Green networking, and on performance and TCO of networking solutions.
So judge for yourself.