Deposix software escrow contracts

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"Cloud Escrow as Risk Management Tool" in Deposix' latest book contribution: 'Legal IT Handbook, 3rd edition, published in October 2013 (in German).

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Software escrow with Deposix

Software developers (licensors), software users (licensees) and IT consultants have an experienced escrow services provider on their side in Deposix. Deposix provides professional support for the entire escrow process - from contract structuring, through active contract management, to regular updating of deposited software.

Upon request, Deposix will carry out a technical verification of the source code in addition to the comprehensive initial inspection included in our standard service offer. Deposix clients then receive a certificate guaranteeing the technical quality and integrity of the deposited software package.

Flexible contract options

Deposix can tailor the contents of escrow contracts to fully match your individual requirements: whether it be in terms of language, applicable national law, court of jurisdiction, payment methods, the contents of the terms and conditions for publication or the place of escrow – as far as Deposix is concerned, your criteria are those that should apply, at no extra charge. Perfectly tailored contracts, individually adapted to your performance and service requirements. This is what we provide to our clients.

Comprehensive inspection upon deposit

The initial inspection included by Deposix in the service offer, and already covered by the yearly fee, is extremely comprehensive. We:

  • check for physical damage and correct labelling
  • check the function of unpacking and decoding software components including a test of any passwords and encoding keys,
  • do a readability test and a virus test with up-to-date virus software,
  • run an integrity test on data and components; e.g. sources, libraries, makefiles, linkfiles, compilers and other support programs,
  • ensure that a minimum amount of documentation is available.
  • If necessary, we consult with the licence provider or licence holder to prepare a protocol listing, where it´s required, any deficiencies and forward this to the contractual parties.

Regular updates

It is precisely that software used for critical business applications which needs to “grow" with the company. New business situations may require software adaptations and modifications. An important part of software escrow is providing for this eventuality by ensuring that the software in trust includes every update or new version. Here, you can rely on Deposix absolutely! Through regular enquiries, we confirm that deposited software is fully up to date - meaning that the material in escrow corresponds to what is currently being used by users. In short, Deposix proactively strives to maintain that deposited source code is state-of-the-art. On this point you can rest easy.

What this means in practical terms, is that Deposix offers up to three additional updates per year in the first contract year and up to four updates from the second year of the contract period. And of course, safety copies are also produced as necessary.


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