FOSSA - The future of license scanning
December 02, 2019

FOSSA - The future of license scanning

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with FOSSA

I use FOSSA to scan the licenses of software I use for a side-project of mine. Overall the automated scans and emails work great! It is nice to have the peace of mind that the licenses used to create our software are all above board and cleared for redistribution/re-use. We link it to GitHub, so every push gets scanned by FOSSA as part of our quality control process.
  • Setup of tool.
  • Speed of scans.
  • Automated emails with reports.
  • Interface for loading results can be slow, this is the #1 issue we have faced.
  • Speed of scans could be improved.
  • Hard to measure the ROI, but no doubt having licenses be above board is fantastic for protection of your software.
  • Caused developers to make more informed decisions.
BlackDuck and Synk
Never needed support but the chat and help seem forefront of the app!

Do you think FOSSA delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with FOSSA's feature set?

Yes

Did FOSSA live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of FOSSA go as expected?

No

Would you buy FOSSA again?

Yes

The only issue we have had is sometimes the web app is too slow, and that causes issues with us wanting to continue to use FOSSA over going with another tool. That is the only problem. I noticed it happened more recently, but if that is solved now or will be solved, I would 100% recommend this tool to anyone!