TNT Personal Use License (PUL)
The TNT PUL allows you to use TNT free of charge for personal
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.
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 email@example.com),
James S. Farris (who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org), and
Kevin C. Nixon (who can be contacted at email@example.com).
§ 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
§ 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.