source code escrow

<software> An arrangement where some source code is held in escrow by a third party as long as it is supported by the vendors, but should they cease to support it, it becomes the property of the purchasers so that they can arrange for its continued maintenance.

Last updated: 1999-12-14

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source « source code « source code control « source code escrow » source code management » source language » source-level debugger

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