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Free software development agreement

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Software development contracts can be both legally and factually complex, and it is almost always a good idea to set out the basis upon which the software is being developed in a written contract. This document is equivalent to our basic software development agreement. The only difference is that this document includes a section crediting/attributing the template to us. Please use the basic document ...

Software development agreement (basic)

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This short-form software development agreement covers the development of software for a customer, the supply of that software to the customer and the assignment of the intellectual property rights in that software to the customer. The software should be identified in the first schedule to the agreement, and may or may not include source code. In most cases, where rights in software are being ...

Framework software development agreement (basic)

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This is the shortest and simplest variant of our framework software development agreement. As the name suggests, it may be used to regulate an ongoing relationship between a software developer and a customer, allowing them to enter into particular orders without reconsidering or renegotiating the legal framework under which the services are provided. This document assumes that rights in the software will be assigned to ...

Source code licence agreement

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Although software developers may jealously guard their source code, from time to time it may need to be disclosed to others. For example, a developer may be required to disclose source code to another developer who is quoting for the provision of development services; alternatively, source code may need to be disclosed as part of a security review. This source code licence agreement might equally ...

Software download terms and conditions

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Owners of websites that make software programs available for download for a fee need to establish terms and conditions for their sales. Sellers of downloadable software often need to clarify their relationships with visitors to the site and with actual purchasers of the software. Sellers also typically want to limit uses of the product once it is downloaded. Additionally, sales of such software need to ...

Software development and maintenance agreement (basic)

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This relatively straightforward agreement is designed to cover the development of software by a developer for a customer, the assignment of intellectual property rights in that software to the customer, and the provision of ongoing maintenance services - in the form of updates and upgrades - to the customer. The development services provisions include a fundamental obligation to provide the services (or to endeavour to provide the ...

Subcontractor framework agreement (standard)

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This subcontractor agreement may be used where a business wishes to appoint a subcontractor to provide services (such as IT services), whether those services are in fact provided to that business or to the customers of that business. It is a framework agreement, inasmuch as the signature of the agreement itself does not create any services obligations. Instead, the document provides a framework through which ...

Framework software development agreement (standard)

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Our mid-length framework software development will be usually suitable for use in relation to ongoing software development contracts involving SME customers. Intellectual property rights in software produced under this agreement will be assigned to the customer, rather than licensed (although of course rights in third party software incorporated into the deliverables are treated separately, and licensed rather than assigned). Consider also the premium version ...

Software development agreement (standard)

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This is a standard-form software development agreement. It is designed to regulate the development of software by a developer and its supply to a customer. The agreement provides for an assignment of the copyright (and other intellectual property rights) in the software to the customer. This agreement is a longer version of our basic software development agreement. In addition to the provisions in that ...

Software development and maintenance agreement (standard)

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This is a standard software development and maintenance agreement which offers some flexibility without being too long or too detailed. Distinct provisions in the document cover the development process for the software, any set-up services that may be provided to the customer, the testing of the software by the customer, the assignment of rights in the software to the customer, and the licensing of ...

Software development, support and maintenance agreement (basic)

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This is our basic software development, support and maintenance agreement. Although is is shorter than the other documents in this family, it is still not especially short, because it covers quite a lot of ground. As well we providing for the assignment of rights in software and for the provision of support and maintenance services, this agreement sets out the basis upon which the software ...

Software development agreement (premium)

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This full-length software development agreement is highly flexible. It contains a wealth of optional and alternative provisions, and can be adapted for use in a wide range of software development scenarios, including those involving corporate clients. The agreement assumes that the new intellectual property rights in code produced by the developers will be assigned (ie transferred) to the customer. However, pre-existing code ("framework ...

Software development, licence, support and maintenance agreement (basic)

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This short-form software development agreement incorporates provisions covering the creation of software for a customer and the licensing, support and maintenance of that software. This document is not suitable for use where rights in the software will be assigned to the customer. Although this is the basic version of the agreement, it is still fairly long, because of the need to cover several different ...

Software development, support and maintenance agreement (standard)

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This is our standard form software development, support and maintenance agreement. Under this agreement, the developer assigns its intellectual property rights in the software to the customer, and undertakes to provide both support and maintenance services with respect to the software. The agreement sets out some basic provisions concerning how the software development project will be run, alongside a fairly detailed acceptance testing procedure. The ...

Framework software development agreement (premium)

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This is a framework agreement designed to cover the development of software. It may be used where the parties wish to enter into an over-arching contractual framework, within which they will agree particular orders for software development services. In this agreement, the details of those orders - including the software specification, timetable and payment amounts - will be set out in a statement of work. A " ...

Software development and maintenance agreement (premium)

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This is the most sophisticated version of our software development and maintenance agreement. It incorporates an assignment or transfer or intellectual property rights in the software to the customer. In addition, this version includes a separate licensing clause for framework software - that is, software owned by the developer that will not be assigned to the customer. In addition to the additional clauses relating to intellectual ...

Software development, support and maintenance agreement (premium)

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This software development, support and maintenance agreement combines an assignment of intellectual property rights to the customer with both software support and software maintenance obligations. The agreement includes provisions covering the way in which the software will be developed, the provision of set up services and user acceptance testing. While intellectual property rights in software created by the developer in the course of the project ...

Software development, licence, support and maintenance agreement (standard)

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This agreement template has been created for the situation where a developer is producing a software application on behalf of a client, and the developer wishes to license the client to use the software, rather than transfer the intellectual property rights in the software to the client. This agreement incorporates provisions (including SLAs) governing the provision of both support services and maintenance services. This document ...

Software development, licence, support and maintenance agreement (premium)

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This is a full-length software development, licence, support and maintenance agreement template under which the software is licensed to the customer. Although the software (or at least, some elements of the software) developed under this agreement will be developed for a particular customer, that customer does not own the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the software. Those rights stay in the hands ...