Fri May 30 16:17:25 PDT 2003
begin Jonathan Corbet quotation of Fri, May 30, 2003 at 11:39:11AM -0600:
> They'll show their evidence next week to people who sign NDAs. I'd kind of
> like to see it, but, if I do so, am I forever tainted and unable to
> contribute to the kernel? Or write driver books, for that matter? Hmm...
> I fear it may be lawyer time.
I told them I'd have to read the NDA first. If the NDA iterferes
with other activities, I won't be able to sign it; if it just
says I can't release copies of Unix source ever, and can't cite
allegedly infringed Linux code by file name and line number until
after a certain date, or until after it becomes public, then I can
see signing it. The NDA has to leave some room for the signer to
express his or her professional opinion.
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