PatternDynamics™ Intellectual Property (IP) and Its Use
PatternDynamics™ is intellectual property (IP) comprised of (but not limited to) its Pattern diagrams and Charts, which are the trademarks of their creator James Timothy Winton, and its definitions, descriptions, examples and principles, which are copyright also of James Timothy Winton, their author.
You are authorized to use free download resources posted on this site in the spirit in which it is intended–as an Integral Sustainability Pattern Language for increasing understanding, communication and design in systems understandings of human sustainability and thriving–for personal not-for-profit purposes. For all other uses a license must be sought and secured. Click here to contact us re licensing.
Note: Personal not-for-profit use means that you must be using it for both personal and not-for-profit uses at the same time. For instance, in your own personal blog, you might want to post Pattern images and link back to Pattern descriptions on the PatternDynamics™ web site in order to explore some of the systems dynamics of a news or current affairs issue. That would be fine as long as your blog is not a profit making enterprise and you are using it as an individual and not as part of an organisation or its activities. Remember this authorization only applies to free downloads from this site. If you are using it either in a for profit situation or as part of an initiative within an organisation or you are using PatternDynamics™ IP from another source, then you need to secure a license via this website. This can be done in a number of ways and it's probably much easier than you think.
We have made PatternDynamics™ free to use at the personal not-for-profit level to create a global community resource. Having done that, we ask that you respect our claim to sole stewardship and ownership of PatternDynamics™ and its IP. This is so that we may exchange PatternDynamics™ IP outside the personal not-for-profit domain in order to secure the resources to enable its integrity and ongoing development in service of that global community resource.