About FossID

“Our mission is to help companies achieve maximum FOSS adoption efficiency by introducing tools that provide unprecedented levels of accuracy, performance, privacy and automation.”

Oskar Swirtun, Co-Founder and CEO, FossID

Our Story

FossID was founded in 2016 by a team of entrepreneurs who saw a new way of leveraging the strength of open source software for innovation and rapid growth – while still being in control of the adoption process and have full understanding of what licenses to comply with. 

After combining many years of experience and practice from open source software compliance activities in sourcing, legal, and engineering positions, a new approach was decided where open source software adoption was tackled not only from a legal perspective, but also from an engineering perspective.

As a result, with quality-of-service and performance in mind, a knowledge-base was built, together with a purpose-made search algorithm that in 2016 became FossID – a state-of-the-art FOSS identification solution.

To date, the FossID database contains more than 20 times more projects than the closest competitor, with 100 times faster scans. FossID can find modified files as well as code snippets, and has the intelligence to remove redundant results from each scan.

Our mission is to enable the industry to embrace open source to the fullest. It is our belief that open source is the main pillar of modern software development, and license compliance is the outstanding challenge that it carries.

A Global, Self-Financed Company with Exceptional Growth

Since its foundation in 2016, FossID has been self-financed. Already in 2016, three Fortune 500 companies were pioneers in benefiting from the FossID tools and services, and ever since, new, large corporations have joined them, forming a 200% year-on-year revenue growth.

With offices in Sweden, Romania, Finland, Taiwan and Japan, FossID currently employs some 50 people, with a heavy representation in engineering.

FossID serves global product customers in all parts of the world, particularly in the United States, Europe, Japan, and China, with resellers in Japan, South Korea, and the People’s Republic of China.