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

Rajeev Thakur thakur at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Jun 19 19:12:50 CDT 2007

src/mpe2/src/slog2sdk/src/images contains gif files from Javasoft that are
used for some icons in Jumpshot. Hence the license from SUN in that

src/mpi/debugger/mpi_interface.h contains some code from Jim Cownie (when he
was at Etnus) for the debugger interface. That file has the copyright from

You can find out these things by doing a grep -r in the top-level directory.


From: owner-mpich-discuss at mcs.anl.gov
[mailto:owner-mpich-discuss at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of chong tan
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 5:44 PM
To: mpich-discuss at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: Re: [MPICH] who own(s) the copy right of MPICH2 ?

thanks bill.  
Anyone knows what SUN micro has to do with MPICH2 ?  From the licensing's
'obligation' doc, it looks like SUN provided an artwork to MPICH or MPICH2.
how about Dolphin Interconnect and Etnus ?    Etnus must be for interface to
total view ?

----- Original Message ----
From: William Gropp <gropp at mcs.anl.gov>
To: chong tan <chong_guan_tan at yahoo.com>
Cc: mpich-discuss at mcs.anl.gov
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 2:56:45 PM
Subject: Re: [MPICH] who own(s) the copy right of MPICH2 ?

MPICH1 contains the C++ binding originally provided by the University of
Notre Dame.  MPICH2 does not use any of that code (it uses its own system to
implement the C++ bindings) and does not use any LAM/MPI code. 


On Jun 18, 2007, at 4:11 PM, chong tan wrote:

I am in the final stage of productizing a code using MPICH for
My Legal department gives me 6 pages of
message to be displayed when my code runs, plus 10 pages or more ack/leg
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 at Indiana University with original ideas contributed from
Cornell University. For technical information contact Andrew Lumsdaine at
the Pervasive Technology Labs at Indiana University.  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
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  LAM/MPI ?


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