vSphere 6.0 RC was announced a few hours ago. As a beta tester of vSphere 6.0 am I still under NDA? Rhetorical question, answer: Yes.
During VMworld there were a lot of public references to the features of vSphere 6.0 in the keynote & breakout sessions. Fast forward to the “RC” release today and VMware are providing additional feature information as part of the announcement.
As a blogger, I feel like I have been muzzled by the NDA, whilst VMware are disregarding their own rules. I was hoping the GA version would be released during VMworld and I prepared a number of blog posts that are still in the “Draft” state.
If they were serious about the NDA (on a public beta), they would save all announcements until the official GA release and give all the beta participants an equal opportunity to talk about it.
VMware: Drop the NDA requirement on all Public Betas. It feels like you are taking advantage of the vCommunity by abusing our time and enthusiasm and only allowing yourselves to talk about the “worst kept secret”. If the NDA is so important, then restrict beta participation to trusted customers/vExperts (as with previous vSphere releases) and do not blabber about in public it until the GA release.
You cannot have it both ways, make up your mind.