Existing computer contracting procedures often lead to improperly drafted agreements in light of existing contractual remedies. Computer systems may prove unreliable if suppliers develop them based upon improperly drafted agreements. Because courts are reluctant to go beyond the remedies specified in a freely entered contract, the dissatisfied customers often do not have adequate recourse under their agreements. In order to avoid such a result, the parties to each business arrangement need to clearly understand their rights and duties arising from the transaction, and those rights and duties must be incorporated into the written agreement. This comment will attempt to demonstrate the problems and possible remedies involved with contracting for the development of custom computer software.
L. James Lentz,
Contracting For Performance in the Procurement of Custom Computer Software, 13 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.