Terry Riley


I'm Terry Riley from the Hampton Roads Technology Council, and technology councils represent business. But predominantly we represent small business, and predominantly we represent users of software, not developers and sellers of software. In the case of my own technology council down [in the] southeastern part of the state, 85 percent of our members have 25 or fewer employees. Less than 5 percent of our members are developers, sellers, or licensors of software. So to a very substantial extent my views and my representations of the interests of my membership have to do with their concerns or their rights as customers, as users of software, as opposed to the developer or vendors of software. [There are] a couple of principles I'd like to establish, but, first, let me remind [you] again that none of us are attorneys. So we wouldn't sit up here and attempt to instruct you on the law. But we have developed, through reading UCITA way more hours than we wanted to, perhaps a lay person's view of what UCITA says and what it does. And I'd like to review some of the details as I understand them in the context of what is it about this part of UCITA that is good for vendors and what is good for customers.