We have an intellectual property (IP) agreement for the workshops that we ask everyone to agree to. Think about this IP agreement as you create your experience report, talk, or paper:
"If we achieve our goal, the resulting work will be very interesting to the general testing community. Each of us will probably have our own take on what was learned.
Participants agree to the following:
(a) Any of us can publish the results as we see them. None of us is the official reporter of the meeting unless we decide at the meeting that we want a reporter.
(b) Any materials presented to the meeting or developed at the meeting may be posted to any of our web sites. That is, if I write a paper, you can put it on your web site. If you write a paper, I can put it on my web site. If we make flipchart notes, those can go up on the web sites too. None of us has exclusive control over this material.
(c) Any publication of the material from this meeting lists all attendees as contributors to the ideas published.
(d) Articles will be circulated to IWST attendees before being published. Circulation will be via posting to the IWST mailing list on Meetup.com.
(e) Any attendee may request that his or her name be removed from the list of attendees identified on a specific paper.
If you have information which you consider proprietary or otherwise shouldn't be disclosed in light of these publication rules, don't reveal that information to the group."