One of the first things people realize when looking at implementing a service management framework, whether it is ITIL, MOF, or another, is that they must not only be adopted but also adapted to your individual organization's needs. You have to decide which of the described processes are relevant to your requirements and to what depth to apply them. this is true whether you are a consultant trying to make a living assisting others in their implementations, or a IT Manager trying to decide how improve upon your organization's existing change control.
MOF 4.0 now fully supports this need for flexibility and the ability to remix, adapt, and shuffle the content with the adoption of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. This license allows you to freely Share (copy, distribute, or transmit) any of the MOF content and Remix (adapt) that content to suit your needs. For a full legal explanation of the terms of the license, please refer to the Creative Commons website.
Let us know how you take advantage of this as we're looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
MOF Frameworks PM
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I know this has been in the works for a while, but I see over on the MOF blog that Microsoft Operations
That's a great notice. My intention now is write a book about MOF and all your possibilities, how to apply this suggestions on day to day and more...
My intention now is write a book about MOF and all your possibilities, how to apply this suggestions on day to day and more
Are you planning to ever, like, act on this fine announcement? I can't find it on any MOF webpage, all the webpages still have (c), and downloading MOF 4.0 in July 2009 it still has copyright and no mention of CC. What gives? I feel a blog post coming on...
There's no catch here, sorry if it seems confusing.
Microsoft does hold the copyright, but the license allows anyone to reuse the material, adapting and adopting as desired. The only license stipulation is to provide attribution.
The Creative Commons page really does tell it all: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/.
Sorry Don, I got it wrong. I fixed my blog on this http://www.itskeptic.org/node/1556 but forgot to correct the comment above. MOF is indeed released under Creative Commons - it is just hard to tell :)
instead of every webpage that talks about MOF having the standard copyright on them it would be helpful if they had the creative commons logo. likewise the root document, 1.0 MOF Overview, is only Attrib-NonCommercial and only in very fine print after the copyright with no CC logo, with nothing to say that the subsequent docs are the more useful CC-Atrib.
So yes MOF is CC but if you didn't know you'd be hard pressed to find out. The old Hitchhiker's Guide thing of a locked cabinet in the basement