TNT Personal Use License (PUL)


The TNT PUL allows you to use TNT free of charge for personal

use only.


If you do not belong to this category, you will have to purchase

a commercial license. Do not hesitate to contact the authors of

the program in this matter.


If you are confused by the legalese to follow, you may also want

to take a look at our Licensing FAQ to answer a few common questions.

TNT PUL terms and conditions


Version 1.1, December 2007


The Authors grant you the right to use the software product as

defined in 1 according to the following provisions. If you do not

agree to all conditions set forth by this license, you may not use

the product, because only The Authors as the product's owners can

give you permission to use it.


The PUL allows you to download the TNT binaries for personal use,

but it does not give you the right to redistribute these binaries.

So you may not put them onto your own websites or other mirrors.


1 Subject of license. "Product", as referred to in this License,

shall be the binary software package "TNT", which allows for

calculating and evaluating phylogenetic trees. The Product consists

of executable files in machine code for the Windows 2000/XP, Linux

and Mac operating systems as well as other data files as required by

the executable files at run-time and documentation in electronic

form. "The Authors", as referred to in this License, shall be Pablo

A. Goloboff (who can be contacted at,

James S. Farris (who can be contacted at, and

Kevin C. Nixon (who can be contacted at


2 Grant of license. The Authors grant you a personal right to

install and execute the Product on a Host Computer for Personal Use

or Educational Use. "Personal Use" requires that you use the product

on the same Host Computer where you installed it yourself and that no

more than one client connect to that Host Computer at a time for the

purpose of running a phylogenetic analysis.


3 Reservation of rights. Any use beyond the provisions of 1 is

prohibited. The Authors reserve all copyrights and other intellectual

property rights. This includes, but is not limited to, the right to

modify, make available or public, rent out, lease, lend or otherwise

distribute the Product. This does not apply as far as applicable law

may require it or The Authors grant you additional rights of use in

a separate license in writing.


4 Termination. This License shall be valid indefinitely. The Authors

may terminate the License only for material causes. In particular,

such a material cause can be a violation of the usage terms or a

breach of other essential duties from this contract. After termina_

tion, you are required to delete and destroy all remaining copies of

the Product. This includes, but is not limited to, installed copies

and backups.


5 No warranties. Since you have not paid for the use of the Product,

there is no warranty for it, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

The Authors provide the Product "as is" without warranty of any kind,

either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied

warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Product is

with you. Should it prove defective, you assume the cost of all

necessary servicing, repair, or correction.


6 Publication of results. You are free to publish in a scientific

journal any results derived from use of the program. In such a case,

you have to (1) acknowledge that the program is being made available

with the sponsorship of the Willi Hennig Society, and (2) cite the

paper describing the program, published in "Cladistics, The

International Journal of the Willi Hennig Society" (Goloboff, P.,

Farris, J., & Nixon, K. 2008. TNT: a free program for phylogenetic

analysis. Cladistics 24: 774-786).


7 Miscellaneous. There are no license terms beyond the written ones

in this agreement. Amendments of, additions to and the joint

revocation of this agreement shall require the written form. The same

shall apply to the preceding written form requirement. Standard

business conditions of the parties shall not apply. Place of

performance and legal venue shall be San Miguel de Tucuman, the

domicile of Pablo A. Goloboff. Solely Argentinian law shall apply

to this agreement.