Yes – we’ve seen situations where software escrow has been oversold, especially as awareness of it has grown in the software market.
For instance, software escrow may not be appropriate for:
Source code validation provides confidence and peace of mind that the materials going into escrow can be used to build the software expected by the end user.
Source code validation assures the end user that the escrow agreement is valuable and useful to them.
Yes – as long as all parties agree. Just contact us to discuss how this works.
Our software escrow agreements place strict limits on how an end user may use source code which is released.
They may use it only to maintain their software application. They cannot copy it, remove copyright notices, sub-licence it or use it to offer a new product or service to another company.
Full terms and conditions are included in every software escrow agreement. Contact us if you’d like a copy.
The release event(s) depend on which of our software escrow agreements is in place. Release events can include the software developer becoming insolvent or failing to provide agreed support.
We keep it safe in a super-secure storage facility. Get full details of how we protect source code.
Yes. Our software escrow service meets requirements of the Government Framework Agreement and is backed by one of the UK’s leading law firms.
Intellect members who are involved with public sector contracts have used our escrow service over the past 10 years.