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[Lapack] Inquiry regarding Blas Source Code License

Hi James, Hi Paul,

The LICENSE for BLAS is the same as the LICENSE for LAPACK:


From: <Gualario>, James C 
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013 2:47 PM
To: "lapack@Domain.Removed<mailto:lapack@Domain.Removed>" 
Cc: "Besl, Paul J" 
Subject: [Lapack] Inquiry regarding Blas Source Code License


My name is James Gualario and I work at Intel Corporation.  Recently my team 
found the Netlib Blas source useful in a project we are creating and I would 
like to make sure we adhere to any licensing requirements necessary.  After 
reading the FAQ on your website, I realized that no specific license has been 
called out for Blas sources.  From the FAQ we have the following:

2) Are there legal restrictions on the use of BLAS reference implementation 

The reference BLAS is a freely-available software package. It is available from 
netlib via anonymous ftp and the World Wide Web. 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 

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.

We will gladly answer any questions regarding the software. If a modification 
is done, however, it is the responsibility of the person who modified the 
routine to provide support
Intel will adhere to these requirements.  If you can kindly let me know what 
license (if any) that the code is under we will adhere to it as well.

Thanks you for your help!

James Gualario
Intel Corporation ? Developer Relations Division
Email: james.c.gualario@Domain.Removed<mailto:james.c.gualario@Domain.Removed>
Phone: 916-356-5504
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