Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

SEWG Software Entitlement Working Group

Working Group Chair

  • Shishir Pardikar, Citrix Systems Inc.

Working Group Description

The emergence of cloud computing along with virtualization adds additional complexity to software license management for platform vendors, application providers and their customers. The efforts of the DMTF’s Software Entitlement Working Group allow the industry to better manage licensed software products and product usage.

Focusing on the interoperability with which software inventory and  product usage are expressed, the DMTF’s Software Entitlement work is part of its Cloud Management Initiative.  

Get Involved


Upcoming Working Group Deliverables

DMTF Standard Publication Identifier Document Title Target Version Target Release Date
DSP1067 Software ID Tag Profile 1.0.0 2015Q4

Visit the SEWG Workspace (members-only).

DMTF Profiles

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP1067 1.0.0a Software ID Tag Profile 17 Nov 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress

DSP1067 1.0.0 Software ID Tag Profile 2 Oct 2015

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP-IS0301 1.0.0 Software Identification and Entitlement Usage Metrics 13 Jun 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP1067 1.0.0a Software ID Tag Profile 17 Nov 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress

DMTF Feedback Policy

The DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our DMTF Feedback Policy.

Additional Software Entitlement Working Group Information

Software Entitlement Working Group Alliances and Partnerships

The SEWG has Alliances and Partnerships with the following organizations:

Contact Software Entitlement Working Group

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Participating Companies

  • AT&T Services Inc
  • American Megatrends, Inc.
  • Broadcom Limited
  • Citrix Systems Inc.
  • DMTF Fellow
  • Dell
  • EMC
  • Ericsson AB
  • Fujitsu
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Huawei
  • Intel Corporation
  • Lenovo
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Open Data Center Alliance
  • VMware Inc.
  • WS
  • ZTE Corporation