Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:26 am Post subject: Public Domain???
I've read in a number of places that the ITIL Framework is "in the public domain" - yet every link I follow in webbed research process leads me to sites asking me to purchase the printed material created by the Brit. Gov. - yet there are no links anywhere on the actual texts contained "in the public domain" At least I've not found it... Does this even exist?
What is up with this??? I can get the entire COBIT texts, why not the entire ITIL? as PDF or something? How is anyone supposed to get the info "in the public domain" when it's being horded and sold???
"the realm or status of property rights that belong to the community at large, are unprotected by copyright or patent, and are subject to appropriation by anyone"
ITIL is protected by copyright. By definition, therefore, ITIL is NOT in the public domain.
However, it is NOT true that the contents of these ITIL publications can be appropriated by anyone and everyone for reuse, reproduction or republication without the express permission of OGC. Why? Because OGC owns ITIL, and the ITIL publications are Crown Copyright and are a `Crown Copyright Value Added product'. The publications are therefore protected by copyright law.
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Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:52 am Post subject:
Also, remember that documents, processes, "evidence", etc. created by a company towards model compliance (whether it be ITITL, CMMI, ISO, whatever ...) are most always considered as company assets. Thus, they become proprietary, strategic, and so forth. Unlikely a company will let loose the competative edge they have.
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