Different Understandings of Terms 'Asset' and 'Software Asset'. ADMS.F/OSS appears to use the term 'software asset' in a way which is consistent with the ADMS definition for 'asset', but in a way which appears to be inconsistent with most industry in general, and with most of the IT industry (not just the software industry). In particular, the ADMS.F/OSS approach is that an asset is abstract or conceptual, independent of any physical embodiment. This usage will probably cause confusion between F/OSS and non-F/OSS communities. The term 'Software Asset' as used in ADMS.F/OSS is probably most clearly translated for non-F/OSS communities as 'product', with the corresponding element being product_id.