You might have seen FOSSID at an open source software compliance event, or maybe heard our name through the grape vine from a customer who transitioned to us from a competing vendor. Bur who are we? This blog post gives an answer.
To make 2019 the year of the leapfrog, here is our list of open source practices for you and your company to adopt to help you grow your impact in open source projects and communities.
In 2018, FOSSID stepped up its participation at the Open Compliance Summit to become a sponsor, as a way to show appreciation for what the event is working to achieve, and to support the open source compliance community with its efforts. Here is a summary of the event.
The most important outcome of compliance-driven enforcements has always been that the involved companies ultimately have to comply with the terms of the licenses in question. Therefore, it is really a sound strategy to always ensure compliance before a product ships or a service launches.
As open source software has become more pervasive, so have the tools that promise to scan and audit the code for compliance. But the sources and complexities inherent in these code bases have only gotten more difficult to assess.
Based on our experience, here are the Top 4 errors leading to non-compliance, along with recommendations on how to avoid them. Education and training is essential to avoiding errors before they happen.
Open source software has become the new normal when creating enabling technologies, and open source compliance has become the normal of ensuring that your organization meets the legal obligations of the various applicable licenses.
FOSSID mirrors Software Heritage’s growing source code archive of 5 billon source code files, enabling continuous access to digital information.
To help companies achieve maximum open source software adoption, the compliance work needs to be simplified, and AI provides tremendous abilities for delivering on that promise.
The blog series “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Open Source Software Compliance” dissects various aspects of open source compliance, examines best practices, and discusses how enterprises can make open source compliance a very undramatic and transparent practice.
FOSSID Awarded Grant for Artificial Intelligence in Open Source Auditing by Sweden’s Government Agency for Innovation
Vinnova awards FOSSID 2 Million SEK (US $250,000) to integrate artificial intelligence to advance identification of open source software licenses and vulnerabilities
Open source software is pervasive. But it’s not done growing. There are more than 40m projects on Github today and many others in different repositories. There are trillions of lines of code in our universe. This has created a deluge of code data, the likes of which...