Conditions for Commercial Distribution of Kermit Software

THIS PAGE IS HISTORICAL.  BEGINNING IN 2011, THE KERMIT PROJECT AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IS NO LONGER TAKING ORDERS FOR SOFTWARE, LICENSES, SUPPORT CONTRACTS, OR BOOKS. KERMIT 95 BULK LICENSES MAY BE ORDERED FROM COLUMBIA TECHNOLOGY VENTURES. OTHER SOFTWARE IS OR WILL BE AVAILABLE UNDER AN OPEN SOURCE LICENSE. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.

Kermit Development and Distribution
Columbia University Academic Information Systems
New York, NY, USA

1 January 2002

This document supersedes the documents of the same name with earlier dates, and all other earlier statements of terms and conditions, including those found in Kermit manuals and other documentation published prior to the date shown above. This document will be updated from time to time as new software and manuals become available, or when pricing or other conditions change. Revised 20 September 2004 to include Embedded Kermit.
Kermit software is distributed and supported by Columbia University. The nonprofit Kermit Project is self-sustaining, funded by income from licenses and sales.

Except where permitted by the license of a specific Kermit software program, Kermit software may not be distributed, remarketed, bundled, embedded, adapted, given away, or otherwise redistributed by commercial enterprises to their customers, clients, prospective clients, or anyone else external to their organization without a license to do so from the Kermit Project at Columbia University. Commercial distribution includes, but is not necessarily limited to, bundling of Kermit software with hardware or software products; furnishing Kermit software to institutions, government agencies, or corporations under contract; including Kermit software on CD-ROM distributions of any kind (except when explicitly permitted); inclusion of Kermit software by Internet Access Providers in software kits provided to their customers; embedding of Kermit software in industry-specific applications such as medical claims submission packages; or any other arrangement in which Kermit software is furnished to customers, clients, or prospective clients for any purpose.

EMBEDDED KERMIT

Embedded Kermit is designed to be incorporated into other software as a "subroutine" that implements the Kermit file transfer protocol, or indeed, embedded in devices and chips that require a compact but efficient and reliable file-transfer method. It is not available for download and must be licensed. For further information, send email to kermit@kermitproject.org.

KERMIT 95

Kermit 95 is the Kermit software for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and OS/2. Since all copies of Kermit 95 must be licensed, whether for own use or redistribution or resale, the conditions for furnishing Kermit 95 to customers or clients are automatically fulfilled when you license it for that purpose. CLICK HERE for Kermit 95 Pricing and Licensing Options.

C-KERMIT AND MS-DOS KERMIT

C-Kermit and MS-DOS Kermit software are not in the public domain. They are copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the C