Packages for FOSSA Clients

We have in-depth familiarity with the FOSSA free and open source compliance tool and a good relationship with their development team. We offer flat-fee packages of free and open source software (OSS) compliance services to FOSSA clients.

Basic Package: engagement for 8 weeks to include the following deliverables:

  • Inventory of all company products including all plug-ins, SDKs, tools, etc. in order to assess compliance strategy and progress.
  • Short term action plan: identify risks; prioritize products for review.
  • List of permissible OSS licenses for each product, keyed to FOSSA’s nomenclature.
  • Configuration of FOSSA policy pages.
  • Review FOSSA-flagged items for each product and provide guidance on how to handle problematic OSS components.
  • Customized OSS training for engineers that can be reused for new employees.
  • OSS training for any legal staff.
  • Templates for marking code and other notices (GPL offer).
  • Guidance on publishing any company-owned OSS projects.
  • Templates with OSS-related clauses to be used in inbound contracts.
  • Review and/or create OSS-related clauses in commercial contracts.
  • Long-term action plan for handling OSS compliance.
  • Weekly scheduled calls to make progress on deliverables and answer any questions.

Fees will be due at the end of the 8 week period.

Premium Package: engagement for one year to include all of the Basic Package deliverables in addition to the following:

  • Guidance on contributing to third-party OSS projects, including review of CLAs.
  • Quarterly training for engineers.
  • Quarterly training for lawyers.
  • Ongoing updates to policies and procedures; review of new products.
  • Creation of legally required open source disclosures for each product.
  • Negotiation of re-licensing requests to third parties as necessary.
  • Assistance in commercial negotiations with OSS issues as needed.

Fees will be due and considered earned on a monthly basis, not in advance.

Limitations: The Basic Package is capped at 32 hours within the 8 week period; the Premium Package is capped at 400 hours within the one year period.