The term software agreement is a generic reference to many types of software contracts. The most common is an end user license agreement (EULA) between the licensor and the end user as the licensee.
However, there are other essential software contracts you will want to be familiar with if you own a software company, develop apps, use software as a customer, or are a software consultant.
Here are some of the popular types of app agreements you’ll encounter:
- Software Development Agreement
- Software Beta Testing Agreement
- Software Consulting Agreement
- Software Evaluation Agreement
- Software Resale License Agreement
- Software Private Label Agreement
- Software As A Service (SaaS) Agreement
- Software Open Source Licenses
How do you know which type of app contracts you’ll need?
You can perform due diligence on your own by searching the Web (e.g. intellectual property forums) and hope you find the right answer. For example, it’s unlikely you’ll discover all of the legal differences involved with protecting a desktop application versus a mobile app or SaaS.
However, the easiest way is to speak with an experienced software lawyer who can quickly identify what you need and put together a plan for getting the right software licenses and other app agreements in place for your business.