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[Lapack] Lapack Licensing


Here's what we say:

LAPACK is a freely-available software package. It is available from netlib
via anonymous ftp and the World Wide Web at .
Thus, it can be included in commercial software packages (and has been). We
only ask that proper credit be given to the authors.

Like all software, it is copyrighted. It is not trademarked, but we do ask
the following:

If you modify the source for these routines we ask that you change the name
of the routine and comment the changes made to the original.

LAPACK has a BSD like license, see


There is a FAQ at

Hope this helps,

Jack Dongarra

Jack Dongarra; Innovative Computing Laboratory; Computer Science Dept;
1122 Volunteer Blvd; University of Tennessee; Knoxville TN, 37996-3450
+1-865-974-8295; dongarra@Domain.Removed; 


From: lapack-bounces@Domain.Removed [mailto:lapack-bounces@Domain.Removed] On 
Of Stanley, Randall
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 6:43 PM
To: lapack@Domain.Removed
Subject: [Lapack] Lapack Licensing


I note that Lapack appears to have multiple copyright owners, including
several universities. 

How does a commercial company obtain licensing to use Lapack fro the
copyright owners? 

Randall Stanley 
LMC Aero Fort Worth, TX 

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