Merit GateD Consortium Documentation

New Membership Categories

Small Service Corporation Members

Privileges of Membership

The Small Service Membership provides the GateD source and binaries to a small company who are using GateD to provide Internet Services. Binaries can be distributed to any of the Service provides machines for a year. The privileges of the Small Service Membership are for the tools, sources, and binaries related to one of the GateD Product lines:

  1. GateD Unicast (version 4)
  2. (Click here for Version 4 Small Service Lice nse.)

  3. GateD Multicast (version 5)
  4. (Click here for Version 5 Small Service Lice nse.)

  5. GateD IPv6 (version 6)
  6. (Click here for Version 6 Small Service Lice nse.)

The Privileges are:


  • Unlimited distribution of binaries in the machines which the member uses to provide  Internet services for a 1 year duration of the membership.
  • Source code distributed to development teams at Member's corporation or research site.   
    (Source code access is for the 1 year duration of the membership. Source code may not be
    distributed in commercial service products which are sold to clients. Binaries and Tools may be distributed to all machines providing Internet services.)
  • Access to GateD Member-only Documentation and Tools.
  • 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.
  • Email response to technical questions.

  • Consortium

  • Regular communications including paper releases and electronic communications as appropriate. Such communications shall detail GateD Project and Consortium developments and progress.
  • 1 Voting Member may attend GateD Consortium Meetings.
  • Invitation to attend periodic Technical Briefings and Progress Review, Small Service Members shall have the following privileges:
  • The right to request a yearly summary of Consortium expenditures and financial plans.
  • Participation in E-mail forum to discuss new GateD tools and features.
  • Mention on the Merit GateD Web Pages for Products and Services.
  • GateD t-shirts.

  • Cost of Small Service Membership

    Small Service membership costs: