support and ownership of the code 
 
The URS should cover how the automation code is going to be supported in the future. This includes any local guidelines regarding the format and structure of the control codes, as well as any standards which need to be followed. It should also specify whether the code will be maintained by internal specialists or 3rd party suppliers. 
 
There should be language in the URS which addresses ownership of the code. This ensures that the code is not considered as proprietary property of the supplier, and that it can be freely distributed within the organization. 

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