Accession Number : ADA300177

Title :   Software Reuse and its Inherent Legal Impediments.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Claxton R., Jr

PDF Url : ADA300177

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Software reuse has become a critical issue as public and private entities struggle to control cost in the expensive field of applications development and authors of software products act to protect their intellectual property rights. Software customers who are engaged in end-use development hope to be able to negotiate reuse contracts that allow them to economically develop complete applications. This thesis investigates the history and discusses the legal issues surrounding the reuse of software as intellectual property. It concludes by discussing several measures for dealing with the legal barriers to software reuse.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *BARRIERS, *REGULATIONS, *REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, *FEDERAL LAW, CONTROL, THESES, COSTS, ARCHIVES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, LEGAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE