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> Well, I'm not sure about the companies you've worked for, but the FTE
> I've had was 50/50 on the proprietary/secretive nature of their info.
> The places that would not allow books/files to go with me made me sign
> an agreement upon hire that I would not allow me to leave the company
> with any product info, nor use it for purposes outside of company
For the companies I've worked for, they didn't have a problem with me using samples of published end-user documentation. However, if something was marked Confidential, Proprietary, or wasn't released, I was not allowed to use it outside of the company. That kept competitors from potentially seeing things that they should not.
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