Open Source SSH Client

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J2SSH Maverick is the successor to the original J2SSH API and includes a complete and stable implementation of an SSH2 client. Originally built from the ground up by the original author back in 2003, this product has, until now, only been available under a commercial license.

With the development and pending release of a third generation SSH API, this legacy API has now been released under the GPLv3 and will continue to be maintained by the core author as a contribution to the open source community.

Whilst this is not a drop in replacement for the older J2SSH API, if you have experience using the older API you will have no problem navigating around this new implementation as many of the interfaces remain.

LGPL License *NEW*

This project is now licensed under the LGPLv3. This means it can be used in more scenarios that previohsly under the GPL, not only can it be used in open source applications but also commercial applications.

How is this different to your commercial stack?

The open source version is a separately maintained branch on github. This was branched from our commercial 1.4.x private repository prior to us moving to 1.6.x, moved to github, has been repackaged and versioned at 1.5.x to provide uniqueness. It continues to be maintained separately by us and any contributions from the community will remain soley in this branch.