What happened to ZIFA?

What happened to ZIFA?

ZIFA (The Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement) was an informal collaboration between John Zachman of Zachman International

How do I get permission to publish a copy of the Zachman Framework and other Zachman Materials

How do I get permission to publish a copy of The Zachman Framework™ or other Zachman® materials?

Copyrights & Permissions

We want you to print and use your copy of The Zachman Framework™ graphic (available when creating an account and logging in). However, Zachman International's® printed, electronic and audiovisual materials, may not be republished, reprinted, or distributed beyond your personal use without written permission or contractual agreement.

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Fair Use: In accordance with industry standards, authors may use excerpts from Zachman International written material of up to 300 words, except for figures or tables or the graphic image of The Zachman Framework™, without requesting formal permission or, on rare occasions, paying possible fees. Full attribution is expected. Tables and figures or the graphic image of The Zachman Framework™ may not be reprinted without express permission.

In accordance with the Fair Use Section of the Copyright Act of 1976, Zachman International will not grant permission to photocopy articles or abstracts from journals or the graphic image of The Zachman Framework for one-time use for the purpose of research, scholarship, training, professional development and education without permission and possible payment of a fee. This provision includes one-time use of multiple copies in classrooms, agencies, or for distribution at a seminar.

Republishing:Zachman International frequently receives requests to republish articles from its journals, other written materials or the graphic image of the Zachman Framework. Zachman International generally will grant permission, contingent on agreement with the author. If the author does not consent to Zachman International's republishing agreement, Zachman International will not grant permission.

Reprinting: Contracts with copy houses permit copying without prior consent. Permissions for reprinting any portion of Zachman International written materials or the graphic image of The Zachman Framework™ must be requested on an individual basis.

Do You Need Permission?

Generally, you must seek permission to use the following:

  • the graphic image of The Zachman Framework™ beyond your personal use 
  • all, artwork, photographs, or audiovisual material
  • any table or figure
  • all articles
  • all white papers
  • a quotation that is 10 percent or more of the original work
  • any quotation of 300 words or more.

Request permission from the copyright holder, Zachman International, Inc. Obtaining permission to use materials often requires several weeks; therefore, you should seek permission early. Requesting and obtaining permission to use materials is solely the responsibility of the author, not the publisher.


What is up with ZachmanInternational.com?

What is up with ZachmanInternational.com?

Zachman.com is the only web site home of Zachman International and John A. Zachman. It is the only place where John actually controls the content. We know this is confusing, because while Zachman International is the name of our company, zachmaninternational.com is NOT our domain.

ZachmanInternational.com is not under John's control, nor is the domain owned by him, nor is any content on the site authorized by him or his trademark. Yes, it looks like a place to get Zachman Framework information, however this information is from someone else, not John Zachman or Zachman International. We are not aware of the quality or validity of this content.

There was a time where there was some collaboration with the owner of zachmaninternational.com, however this has not been the case for several years. John has requested that the information be taken down and that the electronic book no longer be sold, however it appears that these requests have not been granted.

We are unaware of what is distributed on this site. We would in no way discourage you from looking there, however it is up to you to make your decision about it's content.

One last note, please do not contact us regarding problems with the e-book. We do not manage it's content nor it's technical operation or lack thereof.

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