Re: Resistance to allowing anonymous web access to online help?

Subject: Re: Resistance to allowing anonymous web access to online help?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:04:40 -0700

That's not a serious level of protection.

I've worked at several places where the docs were distributed only
under NDA and anything online was on a secure web server that required
a password. I doubt anyone really thought it would stop competitors
from getting their hands on the product and docs. Maybe the rationale
was that it would make a stronger case in court if they appeared to
steal anything. Or that the competitors' coders might refuse to read
the stolen docs.

On Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 11:40 AM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:
> ... All our documentation is online, but we are not allowed to let it be
> indexed and made available to search engines. If someone has the URL for a
> document or one of its pages, they can access it. The product owners are
> afraid that the competition will be able to use our documentation to
> potentially reverse engineer our applications. ...
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