Effective technology in-licensing requires a full understanding by both the marketect and the tarchitect of its risks and the rewards. This understanding creates a stronger negotiating position and leads to more advantageous terms.
Every technology in-licensing contract comes with terms that directly or indirectly affect both the marketecture and the tarchitecture . The marketect and the tarchitect must read and understand these contracts so that they can properly manage the in-licensed technology and honor all necessary license terms and conditions.
It is best to align all of the business models that make up the total solution. Usually this is accomplished through several rounds of negotiation.
There are a variety of techniques to manage in-licensed technology. The most fundamental is to insulate your tarchitecture from it. Theoretically, this is easy. Practically, it is usually very hard.
You must understand the fee structures and associated costs of the license agreements.
Technologies based on open -source licenses are increasingly attractive.