Merit GateD Consortium Documentation
New Membership Categories
Privileges of Membership
The privileges of Commercial Membership are for the tools, sources
and binaries related to one of the following GateD Product lines:
- GateD Unicast (version
(Click here for Version 4 Commercial
- GateD Multicast
(Click here for Version 5 Commercial
- GateD IPv6 (version
(Click here for Version 6 Commercial
The Privileges are:
a) Unlimited distribution of binaries in commercial products for the
duration of the membership.
b) Source code distributed to development teams at Member's corporation
or research site. Source may not distributed in commercial products.
c) Access to GateD Member-only Documentation and Tools.
d) Early access to new source code, tools and documentation prior to
a general release to Academic and Research members for a period agreed
upon by the Consortium Members but not les than three weeks.
e) The ability to get an Email response to technical questions.
f) Additional training is available to Members at Cost at at prescheduled
times of mutual convenience to the members of the GateD Project Development
g) Regular communications including paper releases and electronic communications
as appropriate. Such communications shall detail GateD Project and Consortium
developments and progress.
h) 2 Voting Members may attend periodic GateD Consortium Meetings containing
Technical Briefings and Progress Review. At these meetings, Members shall
have the following privileges:
i) Members have the right to request a yearly summary of the Consortium
expenditures and financial plans.
- input to GateD software development and deployment discussions,
- access at prescheduled times of mutual convenience to members of, the
GateD Project Development Team.
j) Mention on the Merit GateD Web Pages for Products and Services.
k) GateD t-shirts.
Cost of Commercial Membership
Commercial Membership fees are:
$15,000 for the 2nd through 15th year of membership
- $50,000 for the 1st year
The lower fees in the 2nd through 15th year of membership are available
as long as the GateD membership continues. If a company discontinues membership
for a product line for a year, the membership fee starts out at $50,000
for the first year.
The first year's Membership fee can be viewed as initial payment for
the rights to use and distribute binaries. The memberships in the 2nd through
15th years is similar to a yearly maintenance fee to keep the code current
with Internet standards.
After the GateD Consortium reaches 15 years of age, the fees for a product
may be re-examined. Any members wishing the product will be continued,
but fees may be reduced after 15 years.
The Commercial Membership is available to companies who:
- who have any annual revenue of $900,000, or
- who have over 100 employees, and
- are engaged in using GateD in commercial products.