[MPICH] who own(s) the copy right of MPICH2 ?

Jeff Squyres jsquyres at cisco.com
Mon Jun 18 17:33:00 CDT 2007

The Indiana/Notre Dame/etc. copyright you're seeing is for the MPI C+ 
+ bindings that are included in MPICH[2] that were originally a  
standalone package (and was then included in LAM/MPI, MPICH, etc.).   
The LICENSE file for that package should be included in the MPICH  
distribution.  IIRC, it's under the BSD license and the terms are  
quite lenient.  Please be sure you abide by them, though (I am not a  
lawyer and this is not legal advice -- check with your legal  
department for definitive answers -- but I believe you need to cite  
the copyrights of the MPI C++ bindings if you redistribute them).

On Jun 18, 2007, at 5:11 PM, chong tan wrote:

> I am in the final stage of productizing a code using MPICH for  
> communication.
> My Legal department gives me 6 pages of message/acknowledgement/ 
> obligation-to-use
> message to be displayed when my code runs, plus 10 pages or more  
> ack/leg messages
> to be included/reproduced with the help/doc/training.
> I look at the list of copyrights owners, they are
> - University of Chicago
> - Argonne National Lab
> - University Notre Dame
> - The Ohio State University
> - The trustee of Indianna University
> - Clemson Univerity
> - University of Mississipi
> - University of Chicago, Ohio Supercomputer Center
> - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> - SUN micro System
> there is one particular message, for Trustees of Indiana  
> University, Norte Dame University and Ohio State University, I  
> think is on LAM/MPI:
> "This product includes software developed at the Ohio Supercomputer  
> Center at The Ohio State University, the University of Notre Dame  
> and the Pervasive Technology Labs atIndiana University with  
> original ideas contributed from Cornell University. For technical  
> information contact Andrew Lumsdaine at the Pervasive Technology  
> Labs at IndianaUniversity.  For administrative and license  
> questions contact the Advanced Research and Technology Institute at  
> 351 West 10th St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, phone 317-274-5905,  
> fax 317-274-5902."
> I just want to ask those with the inside connection: Who should I  
> cite as the copyright owner of MPICH2 in my software ?   I don't  
> build MPICH with LAM, should I still ack the copyright owners of   
> thanks
> tan
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Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems

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