Anyone can download the Open Source core version of the FIBO Data Model on the website, as well as PowerPoints of the education materials. The YouTube Channel has free webinar videos to watch.
Some consulting services and software providers enquired about the proper use of the Open Source model, articles, and PowerPoints.
Alas, this month five banks also asked about the “FIBO Data Model consulting” proposals they received from third parties that never discussed copyright and license permissions.
Right now, Jayzed Data Models markets the Financial Industry Business Data Model solely to direct customers, Financial Institutions. No 3rd-party has an endorsement, sublicensing, developer license agreement, whatsoever.
Independent contractors and consulting companies
You are very welcome to utilize FIB-DM. However, you must not change or re-brand the PowerPoints. On your derived FIBO data model offering, you must retain the EDM Council, Object Management Group, and Jayzed Data Model copyright, MIT and GPL 3.0 license agreement.
Your FIB-DM in ERWin, ER/Studio, Sparx EA with added diagrams, new subject areas with additional entities are a great asset. Publish it Open Source on your website, showing off your expertise and capabilities!
Banks and Financial Institutions
My capacity for FIBO Data Model training and direction beyond the 2-day course is utilized. You should scrutinize FIBO competence and take 3rd-party consulting offers for your implementation.
You are welcome to download and distribute the PowerPoints and articles within your organization. If you want lift-off individual slides or diagrams for internal presentations – just ask for permission in email.
If you want to keep your or 3rd-party FIB-DM models secret then you should license the Full Version.
Free internet doesn’t mean free copy.
Just like the original WW2 poster from Canadian distillery, Seagram warned, “Free speech doesn’t mean Free talk,” free worldwide web must respect patents and copyrights.
All Data Models are subject to the Patent Pending CODT technology, all reports, PDF, HTML, PowerPoint, MS-Excel are subject to copyright, all rights reserved.