if we download source code and embed the source code in our website do we own the sourcecode?

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    Asked on July 23, 2014 at 05:51 PM

    Client wants to "own" the sourcecode.


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    Answered on July 23, 2014 at 09:02 PM


    I think the root of their question is that they'd like to use JotForm as a service to create a form and then connect with another server. JotForm is a full service online form provider, in that you can both build your form, and also send your submissions to our server. From there they can receive notifications, view them online, etc.

    When you download the source code, this doesn't change, the submission results are still sent back to our server. The main reason why users download the source code is so they can modify it manually, in ways that our customization options don't allow. Typically this involves adding JavaScript to customize something.

    We aren't a generic form builder that you can submit our forms to any server. There are other vendors who provide this functionality, and we recommend seeking them out.

    So, in answer to your question. When users download the source code, they do 'own' it in that they're responsible for making sure it still works as expected, but it would require significant modifications to hook it up to another system.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.

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