Master Software Development Agreement

Software Agreements Updated 13 October 2015

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Our Software Development Agreement template can be used by a software developer who is developing software, a website or a smartphone app. Our system will automatically tailor the template based on the answers that you enter into our online questionnaire.

How this document can help you

If you are a software developer,  it is desirable to have a software development agreement that clearly articulates your and your client's rights and obligations.  Our Software Development Agreement template includes provisions which limit your liability and confirms who owns the software that is delivered under the agreement. 

What it includes

  • An agreement template that can be used when you are engaged by a client to develop a single piece of software, or where you are engaged to develop software under a range of different projects each described in a Statement of Work that you attach to the agreement (in which case we will call the template a "Master Software Development Agreement"). 
  • Definitions and interpretation provisions.
  • An obligation on the client to deliver client logos and other relevant content for you to incorporate into the software within a certain period of time.
  • A provision which entitles you as the software developer to deliver the software within up to 30 days after the delivery date set out in the Project Plan.
  • A framework for the carrying out of acceptance testing.
  • Provisions governing the ownership of the Software. Our system will automatically tailor the clauses in the template depending on whether you want to retain ownership of all developed software, or if you would prefer to split the software into "Developer Code" (which you own) and Client Code (which the Client will own when it pays for the Software).
  • Liability, dispute resolution and confidentiality clauses.

How much free legal advice does this template come with?

This template comes with 20 minutes of free telephone legal advice from Arnotts Technology Lawyers. During this time, Arnotts will answer any questions they can about the template, to the extent possible within the 20 minutes allocated.


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