LAPACK and ScaLAPACK are freely available software packages provided on the World Wide Web via netlib, anonymous ftp, and http access. Thus they can be included in commercial packages (and have been). We ask only that proper credit be given to the authors.
Like all software, these packages are copyrighted. They are not trademarked; however, if modifications are made that affect the interface, functionality, or accuracy of the resulting software, the name of the routine should be changed. Any modification to our software should be noted in the modifier's documentation.
We will gladly answer questions regarding our software. If modifications are made to the software, however, it is the responsibility of the individuals/company who modified the routine to provide support.