Creating a Bill-of-Materials for Products that Contain Open Source Software

Product vendors that include open source software in their products need to fulfill the obligations put upon them by the licenses of the open source code they are using. Otherwise, an immediate sales and distribution stop could be enforced.

Fulfilling license obligations requires knowing what open source code is in your products. For each product, a vendor needs to create a bill-of-materials (“Stückliste”). Many vendors are surprised by what they find in their products when they first take a look, and doing it properly is a lot of work.

We provide license text and source code scanning services that help you create a bill-of-materials. We do so using specially trained, competitively-priced student personnel so that you don’t have to employ more expensive developers for these tasks.

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