Merit GateD Consortium Documentation

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Commercial Members

Privileges of Membership

The privileges of Commercial Membership are for the tools, sources and binaries related to one of the following GateD Product lines:

  1. GateD Unicast (version 4)
  2. (Click here for Version 4 Commercial License.)

  3. GateD Multicast (version 5)
  4. (Click here for Version 5 Commercial License.)

  5. GateD IPv6 (version 6)
  6. (Click here for Version 6 Commercial License.)

The Privileges are:

Technical Privileges

  • 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 Team.

  • Business Privileges

  • 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.

  • j) Mention on the Merit GateD Web Pages for Products and Services.

  • k) GateD t-shirts.

  • Cost of Commercial Membership

    Commercial Membership fees are:

    $50,000 for the 1st year
    $15,000 for the 2nd through 15th year of membership

    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.

    Corporate Profile

    The Commercial Membership is available to companies who: