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This Source Code License Agreement (the “Agreement”) is effective [DATE],



BETWEEN: [YOUR COMPANY NAME] (the "Licensor"), a company organized and existing under the laws of the [State/Province] of [STATE/PROVINCE], with its head office located at:





AND: [COMPANY NAME] (the "Licensee"), a company organized and existing under the laws of the [State/Province] of [STATE/PROVINCE], with its head office located at:





WHEREAS Licensor and Licensee have entered into a license agreement dated [DATE] (the "License Agreement"), under which Licensor agreed to provide maintenance and support to Licensee for certain software developed by Licensor (the "Licensed Software").


WHEREAS Licensor agrees to provide, and Licensee agrees to receive, those source code materials as more particularly described in this agreement in order that Licensee may provide for its own internal requirements to maintain and support the Licensed Software.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants contained herein and other good and valuable consideration (the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged), Licensor and Licensee agree as follows:





In this Agreement, except where the context or subject matter is inconsistent therewith, the following terms shall have the following meanings:


"Business Day" means any day, other than a Saturday, Sunday, statutory or civic holiday in [COUNTRY/STATE/PROVINCE];


"Delivery" means either the Initial Delivery or Subsequent Delivery;


"Initial Delivery" has the meaning attributed to it in paragraph 2.1;


"Intellectual Property Rights" includes patents, trade marks, service marks, registered designs, integrated circuits topography, including applications for any of the foregoing, as well as copyright, design right, know-how, confidential information, trade secrets and any other similar rights in any country.


"License Agreement" means the license agreement dated [DATE], in which Licensor licensed the use of the Licensed Software to the Licensee, as amended from time to time in accordance with its terms [a copy of which is attached as Schedule A hereto];


"Licensed Software" means, at any time, that version of the computer software then licensed to the Licensee under the License Agreement [including that version of any associated compiler programs, utility programs and library functions, including all corrections, changes, improvements and enhancements thereto as more particularly described in Schedule [SPECIFY] hereto];


"[Licensee's Certificate" means a certificate in the form attached as Schedule [SPECIFY] hereto executed by any [NUMBER] senior officers of the Licensee;


"Modification" shall mean any modification, changes, corrections, additions or enhancements to the Source Code Material performed by Licensee or (subject to restrictions provided for herein) by a third party for Licensee.


"Source Code Materials" means a complete copy of the source code version of the Licensed Software in machine-readable form on machine-readable storage medium suitable for long term storage and compatible with the computer system being used by Licensee and which, when compiled, will produce the object code version of the Licensed Software, and in human readable form with annotations on bond paper; and all applicable documentation and other explanatory materials, if any, in Licensor's possession, including any programmer's notes, technical or otherwise, for the Application Software as may be reasonably required by Licensee using a competent computer programmer possessing ordinary skills and experience, to further develop, maintain and operate the Application Software without further recourse to [COMPANY NAME] including, but not necessarily limited to, general flowcharts, input and output layouts, field descriptions, volumes and sort sequence, data dictionary, file layouts, processing requirements and calculation formula and the details of all algorithms.


"Subsequent Delivery" has the meaning attributed to it in paragraph 2.2.







Business Days of the reception, by Licensor, of a duly completed purchase order from Licensee to this effect, Licensor shall provide the Source Code Materials to the Licensee (or to Licensee's agent) at Licensor's office in


(the "Initial Delivery").


In addition to the Initial Delivery, from time to time, and at Licensor's discretion, Licensor shall provide Licensee (or Licensee's agent) at Licensor's office in [STATE/PROVINCE] with a complete updated set of the then current Source Code Materia

ls (the "Subsequent Delivery").


The cost of transport of the Source Code Materials to Licensee's offices shall be at Licensee's sole expense.


Licensee shall erase [and then destroy all computer tapes, discs and other magnetic and otherwise erasable media] and destroy all materials, constituting any Delivery other than the most recent Delivery made by Licensor pursuant to paragraph 2.1 or 2.2 hereof. The Licensee shall then provide Licensor with a certificate executed by any [NUMBER] senior officers of the Licensee that all such materials in suc

h Delivery have been destroyed.


Notwithstanding that Source Code Materials were provided in previous Delivery, each Delivery shall consist of the

complete Source Code Materials.





Licensor hereby grants to Licensee a [perpetual], personal, non-exclusive and nontransferable license to use the Source Code Materials solely to maintain and support the object code version of the Licensed Software for its own internal use. This license shall be restricted to allowing Licensee to:


make only those copies of the Source Code Materials that are necessary in order to allow Licensee to maintain and update the Licensed Software;


make revisions to the Source Code Materials;


recompile versions of the Licensed Software from the Source Code Materials, which recompiled versions shall be deemed to be Licensed Software and subject to the terms hereof [and of the license agreement]; and


subject to paragraph 3.2, disclose the Source Code Materials, or any part thereof, only to [full-time] employees, [agents][or independent contractors] of Licensee to whom such disclosure is necessary in order to use, maintain, implement, correct or update the Licensed Software.


Licensee agrees to use the Source Code Materials only for its own use and only for the purposes expressly contemplated in paragraph 3.1. Licensee shall not disclose or give access to the Source Code Material to any third parties (other than Licensee's full-time employees) except upon prior written authorization from Licensor to this effect [which authorization shall not be retained unduly], it being further agreed that Licensee shall obtain from any third party to whom disclosure of this information is made pursuant to subparagraph 3.1.4 or to this paragraph, and prior to a such disclosure, a written covenant naming Licensor as direct beneficiary of a such covenant, not to further disclose or make use of the Source Code Materials in any manner whatsoever except as provided in this Section.


Upon written request by Licensor, Licensee shall set out in writing the number of, and location of, all copies of the Source Code Materials.





Licensor acknowledges that the purpose of this Agreement is to provide Licensee with the Source Code Materials so that Licensee may provide for its own maintenance and support of the Licensed Software independent of Licensor. Accordingly, Licensor represents and warrants that:



o the best of Licensor's knowledge and belief, the Source Code Materials are complete and otherwise accurately reflect the most current version of the Application Software as used by Licensee;



ny Subsequent Delivery of the Source Code Material incorporate all changes to the Source Code Material made since the last Delivery to the

Licensee under this Agreement;



he Source Code Materials, including the Source Code, do not contain any clock, timer, counter, or other limiting or disabling code, design or routine that would cause the Application Software to be erased, made inoperable or would prevent or prohibit or otherwise diminish the use of the Source Code Materials by Licensee for the purpose of providing for its own maintenance and support or otherwise limit or restrict Licensee's ability to use or copy the Application Software after a specific or random number of uses or copies, or after the lapse or occurrence of any

similar triggering prompt; and



he title to the Source Code Materials is free of all liens, charges and other encumbrances.


Each of the Parties represent and warrant that it has the legal right to enter into this Agreement and to fulfill its obligations hereunder.







Licensee acknowledges that Licensor is the owner of all Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Source Code Materials. No title to the Intellectual Property Rights in the Source Code Materials is transferred to Licensee by this Agreement.


Licensor shall be assigned with all Intellectual Property Rights in and to any Modifications to the Source Code Material from their inception and for all the duration of such Intellectual Property Rights and throughout the world.


In consideration of the license granted to Licensee by Licensor hereunder and in consideration of the assignment contemplated in this paragraph, Licensee shall be granted with an non-exclusive license in and to the Modifications assigned to Licensor by Licensee hereunder, which license shall be governed and be subject to the same terms and conditions as those provided for in the License Agreement.


For more certainty, and without limitating the scope of the assignment provided for in paragraph 5.2 hereinabove, Licensee understands and agrees that Licensor shall be entitled to use, exploit, grant licenses with or without rights to sub-license the Modifications, to make derivative works from the Modifications, to publish the Modifications, to combine the Modifications with any other works or products owned by Licensor or any third party, or otherwise make use of the Modifications with any software or other products incorporating the Modifications as if such Modifications were Licensor's own without accounting to Licensee, with the only restriction that Licensor may not, thereby, affect the license granted by Licensor to Licensee in paragraph 3.1 hereof.





Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the License Agreement, Licensor shall have no liability or responsibility whatsoever toward the Licensee under the License Agreement with respect to any error, problem or defect to the Licensed Software or to the Source Code Material directly or indirectly arising from any Modification to the Source Code Material unless Licensee can positively demonstrate that any such error, problem or defect would have arisen even if such Modification or part thereof would not have been made to the Licensed Software or to the Source Code Material.





In consideration of the license granted to Licensee hereunder, Licensee agrees to pay to Licensor the license fees set forth in Schedule A hereto.


Licensee shall further pay to Licensor, an annual maintenance and support fee as

set forth in Schedule A hereto.


Licensee shall pay to Licensor, within [NUMBER] days] after the conclusion of each calendar quarter, the fees accruing to Licensor during such calendar quarter. Payment shall be accompanied by a summary of the basis for determini

ng the amount of such payments.

The license fees charged to Licensee hereunder do not include any amount for taxes, duties, levies or other charges imposed by any level of government inside or outside of [COUNTRY]. Any and all such taxes, duties or other charges if required to be paid by Licensor, shall be reimbursed forthwith to Licensor by Licensee with the only exclusion of taxes based on Licensor's income.





This Agreement is effective from the date it is executed by each of the


until terminated in accordance with its terms.


Licensee may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all copies of the Source Code Materials. Licensor may terminate this Agreement on notice to Licensee if Licensee fails to perform any of its material obligations as set forth in this Agreement or in the License Agreement and such default, in the case of a default which is remediable, continues for a period of [NUMBER] days after written notice of such failure has been given by Licensee


Upon termination by Licensor, Licensee shall immediately:


cease any use of the Source Code Materials authorized hereunder;


return to Licensor all copies of the Source Code Materials, (or destroy all copies thereof in Licensee's possession); and


within [NUMBER] days thereafter, provide to Licensor, in such form as is satisfactory to Licensor, a sworn statement confirming that Licensee has complied with the foregoing.





Each Party agrees that upon the written request of the other Party, it will do all such acts and execute all such further documents, conveyances, deeds, assignments, transfers and the like, and will cause the doing of all such acts and will cause the execution of all such further documents as are within its power to cause the doing or execution of, as any other Party hereto may from time to time reasonably request be done and/or executed as may be necessary or desirable to give effect to this Agreement.





Any notice, demand or other communication (in this paragraph, a "notice") required or permitted to be given or made hereunder shall be in writing and shall be sufficiently given or made if:


delivered in person during normal business hours on a Business Day and left with a [receptionist or other] responsible employee of the relevant party at the applicable address set forth below;


sent by prepaid first class mail; or


sent by any electronic means of sending messages, including telex or facsimile transmission, which produces a paper record ("Electronic Transmission") during normal business hours on a Business Day charges prepaid and confirmed by prepaid first class mail;


in the case of a notice to Licensor, addressed to it at:






and in the case of a notice to the Licensee, addressed to it at:






Each notice sent in accordance with this paragraph shall be deemed to have been received:


on the day it was delivered;


on the third Business Day after it was mailed (excluding each Business Day during which there existed any general interruption of postal services due to strike, lockout or other cause); or


on the same day that it was sent by Electronic Transmission, or at the start of business on the first Business Day thereafter if the day on which it was sent by Electronic Transmission was not a Business Day.


Any Party may change its address for notice by giving notice to the other Party as provided in this paragraph.


The titles of the articles and paragraphs of this Agreement are inserted solely for convenience, are not a part of this Agreement, and do not in any way limit or amplify the terms of this Agreement.


Any legal proceeding taken by a Party (the "Claimant") against the other (the "Respondent") and which is based on this Agreement shall take place and be brought by the Claimant before the courts having jurisdiction over such proceeding in the judicial district of the address of the Respondent. Parties expressly agree that such venue is proper and voluntarily submit to the jurisdiction of the courts within the same.


This Agreement and the corresponding relationship of the Parties shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with the [YOUR COUNTRY LAW] in force in the Province of




) (excluding any conflict of [YOUR COUNTRY LAW] rule or principle which might refer such construction to the [YOUR COUNTRY LAW] of another jurisdiction) and shall be treated in all respects as a




This Agreement, together with the schedules attached hereto, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions between the parties, whether oral or written. No supplement, modification or termination of this Agreement shall be binding, unless executed in writing by the parties.


If any term of this Agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall to any extent be invalid or unenforceable or shall terminate in the normal course, the remainder of this Agreement or the application of such term to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby and each term of this Agreement shall be separately valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by [YOUR COUNTRY LAW].


No provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed waived and no breach excused, unless such waiver or consent excusing the breach shall be in writing and signed by the party to be charged with such waiver or consent. A waiver by a party of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of a further breach of the same covenant or condition.


Each Party shall take (or cause to be taken) all reasonable steps, including the execution of all further documents as the other Party may in writing from time to time request be done in order to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby or as may be necessary or desirable to give effect to this Agreement or any document, agreement or instrument delivered pursuant hereto.


Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement, neither this Agreement nor any rights or benefits hereunder may be assigned by Licensee without the prior written consent of Licensor.


Subject to paragraph 10.10, this Agreement shall


to the benefit of and be binding upon the Parties and their respective successors (including any successor by reason of amalgamation or statutory arrangement of any Party) and permitted assigns.

Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement, dates and times by which any Party is required to perform any obligation under this Agreement shall be postponed automatically to the extent, and for the period of time, that that Party is prevented from doing so by circumstances beyond its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include acts of nature, strikes, lockouts, riots, acts of war, epidemics, government regulations imposed after the fact, fire, communications line failures, power failures, earthquakes or other disasters. The Party prevented from rendering performance must notify the other Party immediately and in detail of the commencement and nature of such circumstance and the probable consequences of it. Each Party whose performance is delayed must use reasonable efforts to perform its obligations in a timely manner, must employ all resources reasonably required in the circumstances and must obtain supplies or services from other sources if reasonably available.


This Agreement does not create a partnership or a joint venture between the parties. No party shall have the right to enter into contracts or pledge the credit of or incur expenses or liabilities on behalf of any other.


Time is of the essence of this Agreement.


The Parties expressly exclude the application of the [COUNTRY] Convention for the International Sale of Goods.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each party to this agreement has caused it to be executed at [place of execution] on the date indicated above.





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