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[Scalapack] BLACS and BLAS copyright


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  <>. 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:
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name of the routine and comment the changes made to the original.
We will gladly answer any questions regarding the software. If a  
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who modified the routine to provide support."

Here is the COPYING information:

The reference BLAS is now in the public domain

On Feb 4, 2009, at 1:13 PM, Jos? M. Alonso wrote:

Dear SCALAPACK developers,

Where can I find the copyright of BLAS and BLACS software?

Are there legal restrictions on the use of BLACS in commercial  
Where can I find this information?

With best regards,

Jose M. Alonso.

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Julie Langou; Research Associate in Computer Science
Innovative Computing Laboratory;
University of Tennessee from Denver, Colorado ;-)

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