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of the Architecture Forum, and to the evolution of TOGAF, to ensure that others make a fair contribution in return. So much for legal necessities. I turn now to the additional information and resources that I hope the reader will ?nd of interest. The Development of TOGAF TOGAF has come a long way since its inception in 1994 at the instigation of The Open Group’s User Council (as it then was)—representatives of the computer user community among The Open Group membership. The original motivations for TOGAF were very much as Tony and Col have expounded so eloquently in the early chapters of this book. The original development of TOGAF was based on the Technical - chitecture Framework for Information Management (TAFIM) developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. The DoD gave The Open Group - plicit permission and encouragement to create TOGAF by building on the TAFIM, which itself represented hundreds of person-years of dev- opment effort and millions of dollars of U.S. government investment. Starting from this sound foundation, the members of The Open Group’s Architecture Forum have developed successive versions of TOGAF over the years and published them on The Open Group’s public Web site. TOGAF-Related Resources The Open Group’s Architecture Forum portal at http://www.opengroup. org/architecture/ provides a ‘‘way in’’ to the information sources - scribed in the remainder of this Foreword. The TOGAF documentation can be viewed freely online at http:// www.opengroup.org/public/arch/.
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