Request for Change (RFC) (ITILv3):    [Service Transition] A formal proposal for a Change to be made. An RFC includes details of the proposed Change, and may be recorded on paper or electronically. The term RFC is often misused to mean a Change Record, or the Change itself.

See also: TBD

Request for Change (RFC) (ITILv2):    A means of proposing a Change to any component of an IT Infrastructure or any aspect of an IT Service. It may be a document or record in which the nature and details of and the justification and authorization for the proposed Change are entered.

See also: Change Management, CAB, CAB-EC, Change Advisory Board, Change Advisory Board - Emergency Committee, Service Request

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Within the standards bodies, RFC has the meaning Request for Comment.