MXA provides services to the government. That means that all IP we create in the course of consulting work is either owned by MXA, and licenced in perpetuity to the Commonwealth, or it is just simply owned by the Commonwealth. Newer and more up-to-date contracts with the government will usually stipulate that the IP belongs to the consultant, but is licenced to the government.
In practice this means that work we do for Agency A, can be taken and used again at Agency B with no restriction. In the most restrictive case, the IP ownership is to the Commonwealth, not to the individual agency.
At MXA we value sharing and re-using all kinds of architecture artefacts. We actively share work between ourselves and with other APS employees and contractors across government in the course of our work.
The MXA Framework is “background IP” in legal terms, meaning that it is an asset of MXA. The MXA Framework allows MXA Consultants to be more productive and add more value. The MXA Framework will never be the property of anyone else.