About MISMO Licenses

Any organization that downloads MISMO products (standards or collateral) or develops technology based on MISMO products is required to have a license.  The type of license required is dependent upon the version of the MISMO product you are using as well as how your organization is using the product.

Starting January 1, 2018, downloading MISMO products or developing technology that incorporates MISMO products released after December 31, 2017 may require a fee for organizations that are not members of MISMO.  Licenses are a benefit of membership for MISMO members. Fees generated will ensure the costs of creating standards are shared equitably and will help MISMO maintain the staff, services, tools and support needed to serve the industry and its members.  

There is no fee required for licenses on MISMO standards released prior to January 1, 2018. For standards released after January 1, 2018, the following licenses and fees will apply:  

2018 Distributor License  Applies to all MISMO products issued on or after January 1, 2018.  The 2018 Distributor License is appropriate for organizations that develop technology that incorporates MISMO products and makes that technology available to customers or external partners. 

Fees

MISMO members:                                  Free

Non-members:

For commercial sale:                      $2,250/year

For sharing with partners:               $1,500/year  

For more information, click here.   

2018 End User License Applies to all MISMO products issued on or after January 1, 2018.  The 2018 End-User License is appropriate for organizations that download MISMO products or develop technology that incorporates MISMO products released after December 31, 2017, where the MISMO products are used for internal company use when the organization does not make the MISMO products available to customers or external partners.  

Fees

MISMO members:                                 Free

Non-members:                                      $1,500/year  

For more information, click here.   

Do I Need a License?  

Up to today and going forward, any organization that downloads MISMO standards or develops technology based on MISMO standards is required to have a license. In addition, as part of the revised licensing scheme, an organization will also be required to have a license to use other collateral developed by MISMO.  The type of license required is dependent upon the version of the MISMO standards or collateral you are using as well as how your organization is using it.  

Organizations that rely on third-party technology (e.g., LOS) that incorporates MISMO standards do not need a MISMO license.

For more information about who needs a MISMO license, please see our MISMO License FAQs.    

Cost Benefits of Membership  

For organizations that plan on acquiring future versions of the MISMO standard, it may make sense to join MISMO. At an annual cost of $2,500, MISMO members are entitled to a Distributor License or End User License as a member benefit. MISMO members also receive early access to standards in development and access to MISMO Connect our member only collaboration tool, in addition to many other benefits.  

Click here to learn more about the benefits of MISMO membership.  

Additional resources

See the License Initiative Briefing Deck for a high level summary of the new licensing scheme.   For more detailed information be sure to review the License Initiative FAQs

Need more information?  

Contact MISMO staff at info@mismo.org or by calling 202-557-2880.