It is a free and relatively simple agreement. However, the most important issues are still somewhat in-depth. This software development agreement (the “agreement” or “software development agreement”) indicates the terms and conditions that govern the contractual agreement between [Developer.Company] and its principal establishment [Developer.Address] with [Developer.Address] and [Client.Company] with its main place of activity [Client.Address] (the “customer”) that agrees to be bound to this agreement. The client has designed [QUICK DESCRIPTION OF SOFTWARE] that is described in more detail on Schedule A, and the developer is a contractor with whom the client has an agreement to develop the software. If the developer retains rights to the software elements and licenses the client for these elements, you should consider our premium software development contract instead. This software development agreement is for companies or developers who purchase or develop custom software. A checklist of this document and its materials can be accessed at www.contractstandards.com/checklists/sof…. The developer undertakes to compensate, defend and protect the client from and before all lawsuits and fees of any type related to the software, including reasonable legal fees due to the violation of third party intellectual rights by the developer. If you`re creating a new software development company or need a number of software-related legal documents, check out our software development packages. As for the development process, the agreement stipulates that the client must work with the developer, while the developer must keep the customer informed of the progress made. The developer is committed to ensuring that the source code of the software is written according to a professional standard and in accordance with the coding standards agreed by the parties.
The developer also undertakes to provide the software in accordance with the schedule set out in the agreement. All intellectual property rights to the software are to be passed on to the customer, with the exception of only the rights to third-party works built into the software. If you are looking for a software development agreement that provides for the developer to maintain rights to executive software, check out our premium software development contract.