IT4IT™ Licensing and Downloads

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The IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 is available to all to download free-of-charge for non-commercial use. That will usually mean using it inside your organization. To use the IT4IT Reference Architecture for commercial purposes, a Commercial License is available.

How do I download the IT4IT Reference Architecture?

Follow the instructions on this page to download the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 in various formats. Once you have registered you can immediately download it.


Downloading as an IT4IT Forum Member

If your organization is a member of The Open Group IT4IT Forum, you may download and use the IT4IT Reference Architecture internally under a personal annual Member License. If you wish to distribute the IT4IT Reference Architecture within your organization see the Commercial and Non-Commercial licenses below.

The download procedure:

  1. Check the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 Member Licensing Conditions; then
  2. Register and download the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 under a Perpetual Member License (you will need to supply your existing Open Group ID and password)

Downloading as a Non-Member

You may download the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 under a free, personal, 90-day Evaluation License; and you may then go on to use it internally under a free, perpetual Non-Commercial License, if you wish. Alternatively, you may take out an annual Commercial License.

Applying for the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 Evaluation License

The download procedure:

  1. Check the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 Evaluation Licensing Conditions; then
  2. Register and download the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 under a 90-day Evaluation License

If you download the IT4IT Reference Architecture, you are presumed to have read and accepted the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 Evaluation Licensing Conditions. There is no need to complete and submit the license.

After the Evaluation Period

After expiry of the 90-day evaluation period you should apply for a more permanent License:

  • A free, perpetual Non-Commercial License is available to Corporate, Academic Institutions, and Individuals wanting to use the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 entirely for internal purposes
  • An annual Commercial License is available for organizations wishing to exploit the IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 commercially

You are under no obligation to take out any of these licenses. However, if you decline, you will be obliged to send an email confirming that you have removed the  IT4IT Reference Architecture, Version 2.1 documentation from your machine.