Merit GateD Consortium Documentation

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Small Commercial Members

Privileges of Membership

The privileges of a Small Commercial Membership are related to one of the following GateD Product lines:

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

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

  5. GateD IPv6 (version 6)
  6. (Click here for Version 6 Small 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 Consortium Members but not less than three weeks.

  • e) The ability to get an Email response to technical questions

  • f) Additional training is available to Members at Cost at prescheduled times of mutual convenience to the members of the GateD Project Development Team.

  • Business Privileges

    Cost of Small Commercial Membership

    Small Commercial Membership fees are

    $40,000 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 a 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.

    These cost 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 gated, the fees for a product may be re-examined.

    Corporate Profile

    The Small Commercial Membership is available to companies who: