Writing good code is not good enough. At least if you expect to make a living at it. This book will give you a practical understanding of software industry contracts (including plenty of street-level tips and the ability to spot loopholes). It can also help newbie lawyers and contract professionals get up to speed quickly in this area. Study this book and the next time you are presented with a potential deal, you will be in a better position to keep your wits about you, understand the issues and negotiate effectively. Even if you never draft a contract, reading this book will help you use attorneys more effectively to capture opportunities, avoid problems and make money.