This blog post gives an overview of a typical open source compliance process and illustrates the phases that free and open source software components go through before they are approved for usage.
The FOSSID web application provides a graphical user interface for individuals or teams to conduct their open source software compliance activities, including audits.
With open source software becoming part of the computing fabric of how companies create, share and distribute software, and the popularity of open source first and upstream first policies, it is becoming extremely hard to find a company that does not rely...
In the 5th episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Open Source Compliance we are sharing a few essential tips for enterprises to consider as they start building their Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) compliance programs.
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.