technical meeting 29th May 2008

Paul Makepeace paulm at
Tue May 27 16:19:05 BST 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 3:08 PM, Mark Blackman <mark at> wrote:
> 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?

These and many similar such questions I am in the process of getting answers to.

P (who wonders what the legal equivalent is for "downintegrating a patchset")

> - Mark

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