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In order to use the GALAHAD library, or any of its constituent parts, a user must agree to abide by a set of conditions of use. The library is freely available for ``Internal'' use. ``Internal'' use of the library is defined to be use of the library by a person or institution for academic, educational, or research purposes under the following conditions. Any use of the library implies that these conditions have been understood, and that the user agrees to abide by all the listed conditions.

  1. The copyright of the GALAHAD library, its constituent packages and documentation, and the LANCELOT B, CQP, QPA, QPB, QPC, QP, LSQP, GLRT, GLTR, LSRT, LSTR, L2RT, SLS, SBLS, TRS, RQS, SCALE, ROOTS, EQP, FDC, WCP, PRESOLVE and FILTRANE names are vested in STFC and the Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix de Namur.

  2. The library, or any modification thereof, may not be sold or supplied, nor embedded within other software products which are subsequently sold, or supplied, to a third party.

  3. The library comes with no guarantee, expressed or implied, that it is suitable for any specific purpose nor that it is free of error. It should not be relied on as the basis to solve a problem whose incorrect solution could result in injury to person or property. If the library or any of its constituent parts is employed in such a manner, it is at the users' own risk and the authors disclaim all liability for such misuse.

  4. The use of the library, or of any of its parts, in which the principal or exclusive purpose is as a tool for research into, or the production of, military weapons, or weapon systems, is prohibited.

  5. The library is distributed ``as is''. In particular, no maintenance, support, troubleshooting or subsequent upgrade is implied.

  6. The use of GALAHAD or its constituent packages must be acknowledged, in any publication which contains results obtained with the library or any of its parts. A citation to the paper

    N. I. M. Gould, D. Orban, and Ph. L. Toint,
    "GALAHAD, a library of thread-safe Fortran 90
    packages for large-scale nonlinear optimization",
    ACM Trans.actions on Mathematical Software 29(4) 353--372 (2003)
    is suitable.
  7. Users of the library are encouraged to send examples of the problems they have solved using the library to its authors. These examples may subsequently be passed into the public domain to allow others to test and compare new and existing software.

  8. It is the responsibility of the licensee to ensure that each user of the library is aware of, and agrees to abide by, all the conditions given above.

A commercial licence and conditions for ``commercial'' (ie, non-``academic'') use of the GALAHAD library or any of its constituent parts have to be negotiated separately with the

Numerical Analysis Group
Atlas Centre R27
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Oxfordshire
Telephone: +44 (0)235 446642
Facsimile: +44 (0)235 446626
to whom all commercial enquiries should be addressed.

Last Update: May 28, 2008