Saturday, 25 June 2005

Gartner Ombudsman Strives for Control

James Governor's blog highlights one new rule from Gartner: "now customers can't point to the magic quadrant without also including a full research note". Copyright law allows one to cite documents [not to reproduce them in full]: by introducing this policy Gartner is getting clients to waive that right.

This substantially reduces the ability for Gartner's research to be widely used by people in smaller client organisations, which as universities, which cannot afford larger reprint contracts for [for example] citing an MQ in a student's essay or media organisations which might want to cite Gartner research without getting prior buy-in to their article from Gartner.

1 comment:

ARonaut said...

They probabbly think they can make more dosh that way?