Wednesday, May 05, 2010 4:32 PM
I am a consultant that is working with a client to adopt MOF. We are developing some tools to help us in the process. These tools are based on the Framework, but we are avoiding the direct use of the content in the MOF documentation. As a consultant, adopting a framework and using that framework with clients is in my mind what Microsoft is looking for in their development of MOF. But I get concerned about the non-commercial use, because I am using it for "commercial purposes" as I am billing for my service in helping them adopt the framework.
What is your "opinion" on where is the line drawn by MS in this matter.
Thursday, May 06, 2010 10:12 PM
Good news. The license for MOF 4.0 is the creative commons attribution license. That means that it is available for commercial purposes as well as non-commercial use. All you need to do to reuse any part of MOF 4.0 is include "The MIcrosoft Operations Framework 4.0 is provided with permission from Microsoft Corporation." Here's the wording of the license:
This documentation is licensed to you under the Creative Commons Attribution License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. When using this documentation, provide the following attribution: The Microsoft Operations Framework 4.0 is provided with permission from Microsoft Corporation.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:13 PM
Hi, it's long time to continue this thread but I notice that a lot of the documents for download in MOF 4.0 are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial.
What happened with the change of MOF 4.0 to creative commons attribution license??
My concern is what happens if you use MOF 4.0 as a consultant, or you use it for managing a cloud that you use commercially, or you use it as a framework for developing products and services that at the end you are going to commercialize ?
What is your "opinion" on where is the line drawn by MS in this matter?