Yes… I didn’t mean to imply that SmartThings couldn’t / won’t be flexible in this regard and I’ve also been given opportunity and appreciation.
I had a specific case with very bad experience when the NDA was sprung on me at the last minute and the test coordinator was unauthorized to make any alterations… Even to clarify the scope.
SmartThings certainly has no ill-intentions in this regard, but the NDAs should be considered a bit of a worrisome burden to participatants and it is to the benefit of SmartThings to minimize this burden… ie, easy language, minimal scope, automatic and short duration termination, and plenty of advance publication so we can all consult with legal advisors if desired.
I was treated very poorly for one particular case. For the other case, I still had to dig through all the clauses in order to find the most expedient scope limitation and termination method.
As a volunteer tester… I shouldn’t have to waste my time or worry on legal issues. I’d prefer no NDA, frankly, but there is middle ground.