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Technical Report

The Effect of Software Support Needs on DoD Software Acquisition Policy: Part 1: A Framework for Analyzing Legal Issues

  • January 1987
  • By Anne C. Martin , Kevin M. Deasy
  • This 1987 report summarizes the significant technical and managerial considerations that affect the maintenance and enhancement of software.
  • Acquisition Support
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    This report summarizes the significant technical and managerial considerations that affect the maintenance and enhancement of software. Prior work suggested that it is often in the acquisition of intellectual property needed to maintain and enhance software that data rights disputes arise between DoD and the private sector. For this reason, an understanding of DoD's maintenance and enhancement requirements is a necessary predicate toward shaping a data rights/software acquisition policy that achieves the proper balance between the intellectual property needs of DoD and the proprietary interests of private industry. A survey of software engineering literature revealed no study that addressed this important subject. Accordingly, the Software Licensing Project undertook to examine the issue itself. Although this report discusses technical and managerial issues, it is principally intended as a guide for lawyers and policymakers who deal with, and have regulatory responsibility for, software and data rights acquisition issues.

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SEI

Martin, Anne; & Deasy, Kevin. The Effect of Software Support Needs on DoD Software Acquisition Policy: Part 1: A Framework for Analyzing Legal Issues (CMU/SEI-87-TR-002 ). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10227

IEEE

Martin. Anne, and Deasy. Kevin, "The Effect of Software Support Needs on DoD Software Acquisition Policy: Part 1: A Framework for Analyzing Legal Issues," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-002 , 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10227

APA

Martin, Anne., & Deasy, Kevin. (1987). The Effect of Software Support Needs on DoD Software Acquisition Policy: Part 1: A Framework for Analyzing Legal Issues (CMU/SEI-87-TR-002 ). Retrieved December 27, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10227

CHI

Anne Martin, & Kevin Deasy. The Effect of Software Support Needs on DoD Software Acquisition Policy: Part 1: A Framework for Analyzing Legal Issues (CMU/SEI-87-TR-002 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10227

MLA

Martin, Anne., & Deasy, Kevin. 1987. The Effect of Software Support Needs on DoD Software Acquisition Policy: Part 1: A Framework for Analyzing Legal Issues (Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-002 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10227