More about this agreement
This is a free agreement, and relatively straightforward. However, it still covers the key matters in a little detail.
With reference to the development process, the agreement provides that customer must cooperate with the developer while the developer must keep the customer informed of progress. The developer undertakes to ensure that the source code for the software is written to a professional standard and in accordance with any coding standards documents agreed by the parties. The developer also undertakes to deliver the software in accordance with any timetable set out in the agreement.
All intellectual property rights in the software are to be assigned to the customer, excepting only those rights in third party works that are incorporated into the software. If you are looking for a software development agreement that provides for the retention of rights in framework software by the developer, see our premium software development agreement.
Charges may be based on an agreed fee or an hourly or daily rate.
Short-form boilerplate clauses are included, covering warranties, liability, termination, further assurance and other relevant matters.
Alternative software development contracts
In addition to this free document, we publish a range of software development-related legal agreement templates. These are published on both Website Contracts, which supplies downloadable MS Word templates, and on Docular, which incorporates an online editor and allows for downloads in a variety of formats.
Both Website Contracts and Docular also feature a range of web design and development agreements.