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Is the Ethical NDA too harsh?

BlueIron has been using the Ethical NDA from the Ethical Collaboration Association for all new engagements.  The Ethical NDA is available here.

TL;DR: The Ethical NDA is perfect for the intense, collaborative environment of trust and innovation that we have with our clients.

The Ethical NDA changes the rules of engagement with clients.  Rather than focusing on the “protection” of IP and restricting access to IP – which is a conventional NDA – the Ethical NDA acknowledges that we want to help each other.

The Ethical NDA recognizes that when we talk about your project, we want you to own the project and all the ideas around it.  We want you to succeed, and we want to make our