NDA Agreement

CougTek

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For the first time ever, I've been proposed to sign an NDA agreement to access priviledged information regarding upccoming products and not yet released server platforms and processors. Of course, I won't be allowed to share anything here. The only thing I'll say is it is from an innovative server company with first-to-market products. I was surprised to see how badly they wanted us as customers.

Is it something many of you have experienced?
 

jtr1962

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I've had to sign a number of NDAs over the course of my working life, including one for the people I'm consulting for now. The project falls into the category of "if I tell you I have to kill you".
 

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Is it something many of you have experienced?
It's extremely common in the auto industry between companies. Without a NDA no one will tell you much about what they're doing on either side.

I haven't personally had to sign one since they're company to company NDAs and I'm not authorized to sign them on behalf of my employer.
 

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Yes, I and my company are under NDA with various tech companies for products I'm working with. This is common in this industry.
 

sechs

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When I was in Silicon Valley, I had NDAs with practically every company I worked with. In fact, when I didn't have one, that was unusual.
 

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When I was in Silicon Valley, I had NDAs with practically every company I worked with. In fact, when I didn't have one, that was unusual.
Same here. Practically anything beyond ordering office supplies requires an NDA. It's on the first page of the vendor qualification SOP.
 

sechs

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Same here. Practically anything beyond ordering office supplies requires an NDA. It's on the first page of the vendor qualification SOP.
Back in the day, I even had to sign an NDA to visit the employee cafe at Adobe, even though it's outside of their secure area.

Guess the menu was a trade secret.
 

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Back in the day, I even had to sign an NDA to visit the employee cafe at Adobe, even though it's outside of their secure area.

Guess the menu was a trade secret.
There are good reasons for having you sign that NDA.
 

LunarMist

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They didn't want any reviews of their food on Yelp? :rofl:
Maybe so, or more likely they don't want to deal with loose lips.
Restrooms can be a problem, too. Sometime I see reminder signs that the toilets are insecure and not to discuss anything confidential there.
 

CougTek

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Of course I signed NDA agreements before, but this is the first time I'm being offered to try unreleased server platforms months in advance.
 
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