Is the GDEIB an Open Source Document?
No. Open Source is a software term stating that it is free, can be used and amended by others, and that derivatives may be created without permission. At times, the term is used to refer to work other than software. The GDEIB is free. However, to use it the Permission Agreement must be signed. And while the GDEIB can be customized, there are limitations to the customization, and derivatives may not be created without permission. GDEIB is developed by the authors and 95 Expert Panelists. Some customized versions may result in changes that invalidate the work. See the Permission Agreement and the next Q&A regarding customization.