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How to Attribute the FinOps Framework and Foundation Content

You are free to share and Foundation materials and resources as long as you attribute the FinOps Foundation as described below under the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). If you any questions regarding attribution please contact the FinOps Foundation team in #ask-a-question on Slack or email the staff at

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Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

This is a human-readable summary of (and not a substitute for) the license. Disclaimer.

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

How to give attribution credit to various parts of the site

If you were to share or adapt content from the FinOps Principles page you would need to include the following attribution:

If referencing multiple pieces or general concepts from the Framework you can also use:

There are a number of community-created Working Group initiatives that contain information to reference. If you do so, examples attributions could be:

Citing specific Capabilities from the FinOps Framework could look like:

Our annual State of FinOps Report and data site is a great source of insights and information, and a proper citation would be:

The general idea is to provide clear citation to reference work so that your work pays proper attribution, but also so that end users can find the resources that you cite to build upon their understanding. If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff or on our community Slack for help.