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(1) stakeholder that acquires or procures a product or service from a supplier (ISO/IEC 12207, ISO/IEC 15288)

(2) individual or organization that specifies requirements for and accepts delivery of a new or modified software product and its documentation (IEEE 1058-1998)

(3) individual or organization that acquires or procures a system, software product or software service from a supplier (ISO/IEC 25040)

Note: The acquirer may be internal or external to the supplier organization. Acquisition of a software product may involve, but does not necessarily require, a legal contract or a financial transaction between the acquirer and supplier.

From the IEEE resource listed in the blue box at the top of this terms list.

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