16 thoughts on “iPhoneDevCamp now has no NDA

  1. 7: disclaimer: I am not a native English speaker.
    I read the Register article twice to be sure. But from what I read, it is mo a PR mistake than a true spying problem. MS developers were there, yes, but there was noone taking notes or anything, just MS & Borland employees (and the journalist) talking together.
    Moreover, from what I understand it was a public conference, so anyone coould have access to the lab, since it was open in this purpose.
    So the whole story is a myth, isn’t ir?

  2. 7: disclaimer: I am not a native English speaker.
    I read the Register article twice to be sure. But from what I read, it is mo a PR mistake than a true spying problem. MS developers were there, yes, but there was noone taking notes or anything, just MS & Borland employees (and the journalist) talking together.
    Moreover, from what I understand it was a public conference, so anyone coould have access to the lab, since it was open in this purpose.
    So the whole story is a myth, isn’t ir?

  3. @5,

    I used to have a job at Citibank in Rochester, NY where I had to sign an NDA and check in and get a security badge before going anywhere in the building. It was a centre where student loans were processed. This was years ago.
    The reason they did this is to protect people’s sensitive information, should anyone want to bring the info outside of it’s context to harm someone.
    I think that’s a valid reason for an NDA amongst others.
    I do think you may be right though about Adobe. They do not generally hold people’s vital info, and wouldn’t lose much if somebody logged on to an open terminal and hijacked anything.
    Plus I bet they have cameras.

  4. @5,

    I used to have a job at Citibank in Rochester, NY where I had to sign an NDA and check in and get a security badge before going anywhere in the building. It was a centre where student loans were processed. This was years ago.
    The reason they did this is to protect people’s sensitive information, should anyone want to bring the info outside of it’s context to harm someone.
    I think that’s a valid reason for an NDA amongst others.
    I do think you may be right though about Adobe. They do not generally hold people’s vital info, and wouldn’t lose much if somebody logged on to an open terminal and hijacked anything.
    Plus I bet they have cameras.

  5. @Chris/3,

    I wasn’t so much complaining about the NDA itself, I just didn’t feel BarCamp should be constrained by one. But I’m glad that’s a non-issue.

    There should be a time and place to use an NDA – I just felt a BarCamp didn’t deserve an NDA, and I’m glad its been pulled. I’m sure Adobe has its reasons to have visitors sign an NDA before entering the building.

    ai

  6. @Chris/3,

    I wasn’t so much complaining about the NDA itself, I just didn’t feel BarCamp should be constrained by one. But I’m glad that’s a non-issue.

    There should be a time and place to use an NDA – I just felt a BarCamp didn’t deserve an NDA, and I’m glad its been pulled. I’m sure Adobe has its reasons to have visitors sign an NDA before entering the building.

    ai

  7. “I’ve seen a few people concerned”

    An MS employee complaining about NDAs is pure irony.
    I personally usually don’t have any problem with them.

  8. “I’ve seen a few people concerned”

    An MS employee complaining about NDAs is pure irony.
    I personally usually don’t have any problem with them.

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