FOSSA - Guides & Documentation

The FOSSA Developer Hub

Welcome to the FOSSA developer hub. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with FOSSA as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Let's jump right in!

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Welcome to FOSSA

Welcome to FOSSA

New to FOSSA? For more information, you can visit our website or request a demo.

Open source is your most critical software supplier. In the average modern software product, over 80% of the source code shipped is derived from open source software. Over 90% of the world uses internet browsers powered by open source. The world's most popular consumer, enterprise, and mobile operating systems are all open source. If you're using software, open source is your critical supplier.

FOSSA helps you manage your open source components. We perform dynamic & static build analyses on your code to help your team understand the open source components you depend on and to stay compliant with software licenses. By enabling open source, we help development teams increase development velocity and decrease risk.

In this guide, you'll find everything you need to set up FOSSA for your team.

Get started in 5 minutes

Check out our Getting Started guide to get your first project imported, monitored, and compliant in 5 minutes.

This guide covers:

  • Importing your first project
  • Running your first analysis
  • Creating a release report
  • Setting up automated analyses

FOSSA helps you manage your dependency tracking and license compliance on autopilot. Once a project has been set up, it stays protected at every commit.

Staying in the loop

You can stay up to date with FOSSA by following us on Twitter @getfossa or on

If you need support, join our public Slack channel FOSSA Slack Channel or contact us at [].

We also host a monthly Open Source Happy Hour in San Francisco. Come join us for beer, lightning talks, and networking! You can RSVP at


Want to build integrations or products on top of FOSSA? Check out our API & Custom Integrations guide and API Reference.

To take a peek behind the scenes at FOSSA, check out our Engineering Blog.