Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)


Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software whose source code is publicly available. The respective FOSS license specifies how the software may be used, modified and distributed.

Expert tip: Check carefully which FOSS license is used and whether it is suitable for your business model. Especially so-called copy-left clauses can lead to the fact that you have to offer your own developments for free. In addition, you should document exactly from the start.