Software packages for creation of speeches: This project calls for the creation of two pieces of software to be used by laypeople to create speech text documents. The coder is to provide working software available to use online and potentially as a stand alone desktop program. The text copy utilized may be included as part of the bid or the coder can indicate a second bid with the text to be used provided by a third party.
All software that you develop must be original, marketable and publishable by me with no fear of infringing on anyone's copyright. I will provide examples of each of the pieces of software to be developmed. Software and copy that is borrowed, copied or compiled from other sources will not be accepted. Please, no copy and paste material. Upon completion and delivery, all copyright and ownership interests shall pass to me or my designee.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Successful bidders will be required to sign the following agreement:
This letter is to confirm that XXXXXXXX has specially ordered or commissioned you to prepare the following work:
This specially commissioned work shall be completed no later than [Date].
You agree that this specially ordered or commissioned work is a "work made for hire," and XXXXXXX, as the person or entity for whom the work is prepared, shall own all right, title and interest in and to the work, including the entire copyright in the work.
You further agree that to the extent the work is not a "work made for hire," you will assign to XXXXXXX ownership of all right, title and interest in and to work, including ownership of the entire copyright in the work.
You also agree to execute all papers necessary for XXXXXXXX to perfect ownership of the entire copyright in the work.
You represent and warrant that the work you create or prepare will be original, will not infringe upon the rights of any third party, and will not have been previously assigned, licensed or otherwise encumbered.
As compensation for your services, XXXXXXXX will pay you as follows:
The payment will be $ZZ payable vie [Provider] upon project completion
If this agreement meets with your approval, please sign below to make this a binding contract between us. Please sign both copies and return one to me. The other signed copy is for your records.
Very truly yours,
Dated: October 19, 2005
I agree with the above understanding.
Dated: October 19, 2005
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Web versions will be required to run in all 3.0+ versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape. Desktop versions must run under Windows XP and other Windows OS