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Can I use the Jazz platform for free, even though I do not have an IBM tool?

Axel Reichwein (2612) | asked Sep 19 '13, 10:10 p.m.
I would like to know the conditions for using the Jazz platform. Furthermore, I would also like to know which parts of the Jazz platform are open-source and which are not. Thanks. 

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Lauren Hayward Schaefer (3.3k1827) | answered Sep 20 '13, 6:49 a.m.
Over the summer, JazzHub was opened to the entire software development community.  JazzHub is free for public projects, and currently free for private projects (we anticipate monthly fees for private projects in the future).  The complete terms of use are posted here:

JazzHub is a place where you can collaborate with others to seamlessly plan, track, and develop software in the cloud. Visit to get started.

Axel Reichwein commented Sep 20 '13, 9:47 a.m.

Thanks, JazzHub looks really cool! 

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Henning Sternkicker (40616) | answered Sep 20 '13, 3:01 a.m.
You have done already the most important step on using the Jazz tools by registering for If you want to use tools locally on your machine/network, there is the offering of using Rational Team Concert for up to 10 developers for free. You can find the conditions on the download side (it supports derby as database and Tomcat as app server, both bundled in the download). There are no such other programs for the other Jazz based tools like Requirements Composer or Quality Manager.
If you are an academic user or working on qualified projects, than you are allowed to work with Jazz based products on the Jazz hub -> look for the Academic area on

No parts of the Jazz platform are open source.

Hope that helps.

Axel Reichwein commented Sep 20 '13, 10:09 a.m.

Thanks for the answer. I'm particularly interested in Jazz for Service Management. I will ask more questions in the forum specific to that topic.

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McQ Wilson (613) | answered Sep 20 '13, 9:06 a.m.
Also, note that the online development tools at JazzHub are built on Orion ( and RTC is built on Eclipse, which are both open source.

Axel Reichwein commented Sep 20 '13, 9:48 a.m.

Thanks for the information 

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