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Re: Nondisclosure - a pet peeve

From:  Peter Graham, Rutgers University Libraries

For state institutions in the US, non-disclosure is a non-issue; public
affairs are public.  It may take someone trouble to find it out, but if
asked for it must be disclosed.  I recall pointing this out to vendors
that it is non-enforceable, to have them wave off the matter as therefore
of little importance. 

In fact I don't feel sure of my ground on this, except that there is an
out for some state institutions, so better experience reported here would
be welcome.  I agree with those who want to see contracts open.  Under
what circumstances would a *purchaser* not want contract terms revealed? 

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