Intellectual Property Rights Policy

The TMF Reference Model and other materials (together referred to as “the materials”) found on this website (http://tmfrefmodel.com) have been developed through a collaborative industry effort. No single individual contributor, company or organization owns the intellectual property relating to the materials. The materials have been published in the public domain and are free for use by anyone for any purpose without restriction. The materials may be copied, distributed, displayed, used and derivatives made of the materials without restriction.

Each TMF Reference Model Project Member irrevocably covenants that he/she will not assert any patent, trademark or copyright claim covered by his/her contribution or participation in the TMF Reference Model Project against any other TMF Reference Model Project Team Member or any other third party for making, having made, using, marketing, importing, offering to sell, selling, and otherwise distributing the TMF Reference Model and other materials developed by the TMF Reference Model Project Team.

Neither the TMF Reference Model Project Team Members, the Steering Committee or the DIA Document and Records Management Community endorse, promote or approve any guideline, training resource or other derivative work or remix, including any system, that claims to be based on the TMF Reference Model or claims to be in compliance with the TMF Reference Model other than official materials produced and approved for use by the TMF Reference Model Project and available from http://tmfrefmodel.com