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oomph-lib is "open source" software and may therefore be freely downloaded and distributed -- the full details are given below. To facilitate the installation of the library, the
oomph-lib distribution includes (parts of) certain other open source libraries (SuperLU, METIS and BLAS). Redistribution of these libraries with
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This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation ; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
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Copyright (c) 2006-2008 by Matthias Heil and Andrew L. Hazel.
oomph-lib distribution includes the double precision versions of the sparse direct linear solver SuperLU (version 3.0 of the serial version and version 2.0 of the distributed memory parallel version). Full details of the SuperLU licence may be found at
oomph-lib distribution includes version 4.0 of George Karypis' METIS mesh partitioning library. Full details of the METIS licence may be found at
oomph-lib distribution includes the entire BLAS library and a few functions from LAPACK. Full licencing details for the BLAS library may be found at