Software contracts and licenses can come in many “flavors”:
- Heavily-negotiated enterprise software licenses,
- End User License Agreements (EULA’s) for desktop software (clickable),
- Independent Contractor Agreements, with software as the work product or deliverable by the developer,
- Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreements, and
- Open source software licenses under one of the many standard open source forms, such as the very common General Public LIcense (GPL) or BSD licenses
Attorney Harry Boadwee has worked with all these “flavors” of contracts, and more. He’s a software contracts lawyer in Silicon Valley, California, with over 20 years of experience. He represents both large corporations and small startups, and over the years has negotiated with many of the largest U.S. and international technology companies.
Before starting his own practice, Mr. Boadwee was Director and Assistant General Counsel of Intuit Inc., an S&P 500 company. At various times, he was the lead lawyer for Intuit’s QuickBooks® small business accounting software, Quicken® personal finance software, and Quicken.com® personal finance web portal. More about us.