technical meeting 29th May 2008

Mark Blackman mark at
Tue May 27 15:08:51 BST 2008

On 27 May 2008, at 14:49, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 01:45:21PM +0100, Paul Makepeace wrote:
>>> From the department of don't-say-we-didn't-warn-you, anyone  
>>> attending
>> the tech meet will be required to sign a boilerplate confidentiality
>> NDA.
>> Obviously the contents of the meeting aren't confidential,  
>> however :-)
>> If you'd like a copy to run by your lawyers ahead of time, that's
>> totally fine, I can email it (you'll get a paper copy on the day in
>> any case). However, if you decide to pore at length over it in
>> reception on the night be prepared for disapproving glances from the
>> other 60 people waiting to get going...
>> P (who doesn't like NDAs either)
> If it's the same NDA as I've signed before then it's basically  
> "treat any
> of our company secrets as you would treat your own company's  
> secrets", and
> was perfectly reasonable. (And quite terse)

I'm sure it's a reasonable NDA, but it's not entirely clear how entering
their building makes an NDA necessary. Is the technical meet right in
front of whiteboard central? Do they scrawl all of the company secret's
in the loo?

- Mark

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