||Apple vs. the Bloggers: How It Unfolded and Where It Stands Now|
|Subject:||Clarifying quote about Apple and NDAs|
A number of readers have raised an issue with a quote from Rob Enderle about Apple's use of NDAs. While it was neither Mr. Enderle's or my intent to suggest that Apple doesn't use NDAs on employees (that would truly be an absurd assertion), it is certainly possible to read the quote in that way, and several people have. Enderle clarifies that Apple does not pre-disclose to media and thus it does not NDA media. In a follow-up email to me he explained:
As a point of fact, according to the (http://www.eff.org/Censorship/Apple_v_Does/)EFF document collection on this case, there were three amicus briefs filed on behalf of Apple, from the Information Technology Industry Council, Genetech and Intel/Business Software Association.
In light of the discussion I did place calls and emails to Apple PR to verify Enderle's statements, but received no response. We'll update the article to reflect this as soon as possible. Finally, while it is interesting (http://daringfireball.net/) to be called names online, I would suggest that it's better to seek clarification than to assume stupidity.
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Clarifying quote about Apple and NDAs
2006-06-20 09:36:41 RainyDay [View]