Szip Copyright and License Statement, as Distributed in the HDF Source Code


Commercial use

Commercial users may use the Szip software integrated with HDF to decode data and for internal activities that do not involve or result in the development of an Szip-based software product.

To use this software to encode data or in the development of an Szip-based software product, a commercial user may have to acquire an appropriate license from the appropriate licensing agent. See the HDF/Szip collaborative agreement (PDF) for details.

For clarification or further information regarding SZIP licensing, contact ICs, LLC, at Joe.Feeley@ics-rhbd.com.


The SZIP Science Data Lossless Compression Program is Copyright (C) 2001 Science
& Technology Corporation @ UNM.  All rights released.  Copyright (C) 2003 Lowell
H. Miles and Jack A. Venbrux.  Licensed to ICs, LLC, for distribution by the
University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications as a
part of the HDF data storage and retrieval file format and software library
products package.  All rights reserved.  Do not modify or use for other
purposes.

SZIP implements an extended Rice adaptive lossless compression algorithm
for sample data.  The primary algorithm was developed by R. F. Rice at
Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  

SZIP embodies certain inventions patented by the National Aeronautics &
Space Administration.  United States Patent Nos. 5,448,642, 5,687,255,
and 5,822,457 have been licensed to ICs, LLC, for distribution with the
HDF data storage and retrieval file format and software library products.
All rights reserved.

Revocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive sublicense to use SZIP decompression
software routines and underlying patents is hereby granted by ICs, LLC, to 
all users of and in conjunction with HDF data storage and retrieval file 
format and software library products.

Revocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive sublicense to use SZIP compression
software routines and underlying patents for non-commercial, scientific use
only is hereby granted by ICs, LLC, to users of and in conjunction with HDF 
data storage and retrieval file format and software library products.

For commercial use license to SZIP compression software routines and underlying 
patents please contact ICs, LLC, at: 

        Joseph J. Feeley, Ph.D., P.E.
        Chief Executive Officer
        ICs, LLC
        PO Box 2236
        McCall, ID 83638

        Phone: (208) 315-0029
        Email: Joe.Feeley@ics-rhbd.com


Last modified: February 18, 2015