the rising anger at OGC and APMG over ITIL and Prince2
There is rising anger at the attitudes and tactics of OGC and APMG over ITIL and Prince2. Most people can't speak out because APMG hold them to ransom over their livelihood. But a few do.
This from Arjen Droog
I think it’s time the community stands up and calls back public domain ITIL. Nobody should be concerned about the copyrights of ITIL, everyone should be able to publish and everyone should just be able to provide ITIL training. The community has made ITIL big, and now the community is paying for it. Unbelievable! It is time for the community to start protesting and demanding back the property of ITIL. From APMG, from itSMF International and from the Bad Queen.
OGC want to have their cake and eat it. they want a "publicly available framework" they can still milk for royalties. Guys it doesn't work that way. (I hope ISACA are taking notes).
This too from Aad Brinkman at Computable (sorry for the turning-sausage-back-into-a-pig English produced by the Google translator)
An organization whose name I can not say, conjured some time ago as a Ministry of Magic a new version of the Framework, whose name we can not say out of the hat of a group of consultants. This organization called itself then the owner of this Framework.
Although shamelessly to other theories was considered in the preparation of this Framework, whose name we can not say it was a person who wanted to use without payment of that name threatened with lawsuits.
Looks like we are in for a cross-Channel war over ITIL.
And I do speak out for those who can't. I've spoken about the bull in the china shop already. I've been in correspondence with several authors, training providers and consultants who are not at all happy about their treatment by APMG. This from a Prince2 company
by constraining the creation of original work, the time tax alone (APMG have perfected the waste of time mantra) is enough to put anyone off...
I also see that liability insurance requirements have reared their ugly heads (to indemnify against incorrect use of IP??) There is no limit to this so most small training companies would just fold if faced with a claim against them.
Is this a case of the OGC getting the APMG to do the dirty work and to silence ATOs and even more so Affiliates, or is the APMG jumping at the chance to further increase their hold on the PRINCE2 ATO market? The concentration of power is increasing. Perfect time though - ATOs in the UK (the only ones really listened to by the main man) are in retreat, most are going to the wall (if they have not already; each week I hear of another that is stopping business). Those left will meekly accept any contract without question.
If the APMG was considered by some to have little teeth no one is going to question let alone confront Her Majesty's government for which the APMG is working on behalf of in such a tricky area as IP infringement (you thought commercial lawyers were expensive!).
Any body of knowledge is about community and collaboration, not authority and regulation. I for one wouldn't provide a minute of volunteer effort to OGC or TSO or APMG. I continue to support itSMF but I review that regularly in the face of their support for all this. Some days I even wonder why I support ITIL the BOK when I'm just feeding the money engine.
Castle ITIL is shitting in its own nest.