Google has planned two Project Glass “hackatons” for next week, but attending developers will be bound by some pretty restricting NDAs.
The hackatons are called Google Glass Foundry events, and will take place in New York and San Francisco in the last days of January. Google has sent out invitations to developers who signed up for the Glass Explorer program and pre-ordered the innovative head-mounted device for the princely sum of $1500.
It’s not clear at this point if all developers on the Explorer wait list have been invited to attend, but one thing is for sure – those who get to play with Google’s futuristic toy will be bound by very restrictive non-disclosure agreements. ReadWrite got the scoop on the NDAs, and revealed some of the highlights, including:
- Glass Forge attendees will get to take the devices home, but they agree not to let other people use them.
- All the images and video taken with the Glass will be Google’s property.
- Developers will receive special Google Plus accounts where all the media recorded with the Glass will be automatically uploaded.
- Developers are asked not to use the Glass while driving, playing sports, or even while working down the street.
- As you’d expect, developers are strictly forbidden to talk to media about the Google Glass or show images or video recorded with the device to anyone, without Google’s express consent.
We’ll have to see whether all developers will adhere to the strict terms of the NDA, or some information will leak to the press in the following days. You can guess what we are rooting for! Stay tuned, we’ll bring you all the little tidbits that emerge next week about the Google Glass.