About the TOGAF White Papers
The TOGAF White Papers comprise a body of knowledge about TOGAF contributed both by
members and non-members of The Open Group Architecture Forum, for the benefit of TOGAF
They do not form part of the TOGAF documentation set, and in particular they are not
approved by The Open Group formal adoption processes and do not represent the formal
consensus of The Open Group Architecture Forum.
For that reason they are made available from this informational web site, separate from
the main TOGAF documentation. They are not linked-to from the TOGAF documentation, and
they are not included in the TOGAF downloads available elsewhere from this web site.
However, White Papers do go through a review process to determine their relevance,
usefulness, and suitability for publication as a TOGAF White Paper. (See Approval Mechanism below for details.)
If you are interested in submitting a TOGAF White Paper for inclusion on this site,
please contact the the Architecture Forum documentation team. You can download a template
White Papers are made available in HTML and/or PDF format. Other proprietary formats
(e.g., MS-Word) are accepted in addition to, but not in place of, one of the above.
Papers submitted for publication are reviewed by the active membership of The Open
Group Architecture Forum and The Open Group corporate staff. Reasons for non-approval
- Irrelevance to TOGAF
- Unacceptable conditions / encumbrances (restrictions on the use and reproduction of the
material in the paper)
- Unacceptable format (HTML or PDF required)
- Legally unacceptable content (potentially defamatory statements, etc.)
Use of White Papers
Unless otherwise noted within the White Paper, TOGAF White Papers may be used and reproduced freely, provided the copyright of the
originator, and their source as a TOGAF White Paper, are acknowledged.
List of Papers
For the full list see The Open Group Publications Catalog.