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Gatepc
September 13th, 2008, 03:46 PM
just wanted to make sure before i do a magazine article on it :)

tsella
September 13th, 2008, 05:52 PM
hi Gatepc,

we are still under closed alpha, and thus do have an nda in place (you vsigned when downloading the software).

please email me at tsella at boxee tv, and i'll direct you to the proper person to talk to regarding an article.

cheers,
tom

Gregg
November 27th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Thanks for letting me join the alpha. Sorry, but there's no way that I'm going to agree to that NDA. Why on earth would I invest my time in testing software - but not talk about it with my friends? I don't have much influence, but I have a group of friends. We frequently talk about the new applications we're playing with. It's utterly juvenile for Boxee to want us to keep a deep, dark secret. If your product is good, it can only be helped by the word-of-mouth publicity. If your product is bad, . . . well, it's still in alpha testing; can't expect it to be perfect.

Besides... If I can't talk to anybody about Boxee - what am I going to tell my wife when she asks what I've been doing all night?

I still believe in Freedom of Speech. I won't give away my freedoms this easily.

agentlame
November 27th, 2008, 07:43 PM
i talk about boxee all the time.

so do these sites:
http://www.google.com/search?q=boxee&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a

so i think you'll be fine... the 'nda' is really a non-issue.

i suppose i could make it an issues, if a cared to... like refusing to wear my boxee t-shirt in public... but that'd just be silly. :)

iBog
November 27th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Gregg,

You do have a choice: don't install the software or stop using it. However, also consider that much of Boxee is open source and discussed openly in these public forums.

"Information shall cease to be confidential if it becomes legitimately available in the public domain or Boxee expressly so agrees in writing."

The first two user obligations are actually encouraging users to openly discuss their experiences and issues with Boxee. You're going to be ok. It's safe to assume Boxee wont consider telling your wife that you're using Boxee to be confidential.

These agreements are just ways that Boxee wants to help protect their interests if needed. I don't think doing this is juvenile at all.

Boxee is being very open with their product and services. It will be obvious if Boxee wants to share what it deems confidential or proprietary information with you.