Terms of practice concerning usage of the Enterprise Design Tools.

There have been some questions posted lately asking for guidance in using the tools associated with “the ARTe of Enterprise Design”, enterprisedesign.info and ARTe Group BV.

***Update: January 2017, ARTe Group BV and SCAP Management BV decided to align their individual value propositions and go-to-market under the name Strategic Creative. Strategic Creative is a trade name of SCAP Management BV. The copyright claims of ARTe Group BV stay with their owners and as such are part of the Strategic Creative.

Though the Enterprise Design Canvas is based upon the Business Model Canvas, which was released under Creative Commons, the requirements for use of these tools are really quite similar. Anyone may use the Enterprise Design Canvas for his or her own work or to support others in understanding, analyzing or changing their enterprise design. This includes people who use the tools within their own companies or in a consulting capacity. The requirement, under Creative Commons license, is full identification and credit of the source of the tool: enterprisedesign.info – based on businessmodelgeneration.com. The text and link should be clearly visible and legible under every canvas.

So, the Enterprise Design Canvas is there for you to use without restriction in modeling your own or other people’s businesses. If you wish to include the Enterprise Design Canvas in software solutions, it would be good business practice to first contact the Enterprise Design Canvas authors to discuss your intended use.

The others tools, i.e. Enterprise Design Model, Enterprise Design Thinking, Business Design Model, Creative Problem Solving, are subject to copyright conditions. These tools are derivative work owned by Strategic Creative and its owners, which shall retain all right, title and interest in the compositions and compilations. For any use beyond personal evaluation, for e.g. personal use, company use, commercial use, you must contact the copyright holders, Strategic Creative, for further information concerning copyright conditions of derivative work and license conditions of sources. The requirement concerning evaluation, usage and any form of redistribution is full identification and credit of the origin of the tool: enterprisedesign.info, copyright holder: Strategic Creative, and acknowledged sources. The text and link should be clearly visible and legible under every tool.

If you wish to use the Enterprise Design Model, Enterprise Design Thinking, Business Design Model, Creative Problem Solving or any other tool for company use, or for commercial use, or in software, in original or adapted form, or sell it as a tool, you must contact the copyright holders, Strategic Creative, for permission.

 

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