Source Code Escrow: Are You Following The Herd?

Law360, New York (April 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Growing up, mothers train their children to resist mindlessly following their peers by asking the glib question: "if your friend jumped off a bridge, would you?"

This simple question is packed with insight. Independent thought that questions others’ habits, beliefs and actions is a hallmark of maturity.

However, today’s business culture sometimes fails this childhood test.

Take source code escrow. Without truly considering it, many organizations have a standing policy to require software developers to escrow source code of products the organization is licensing. If organizations...
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