I would like to get clarification on if a selling a commercial product using MKL for some internal computations needs any special license or if the community license is sufficient. All developers active in the module that uses MKL have registered as per the download site. As far as I can tell the named user section of the EULA should apply, i.e. this is not a "non-commercial" license and redistribution should be fine. However in the FAQ here https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-mkl/faq it says
Can I redistribute the Intel Math Kernel Library with my application?
Yes. When you purchase Intel MKL, you receive rights to redistribute computational portions of Intel MKL with your application. The evaluation versions of Intel MKL do not include redistribution rights. The list of files that can be redistributed is provided in redist.txt included in the Intel MKL distribution with product license.
Since the community license isn't purchased, is it exempt or considered evaluation/research?
Thank a lot for the reporting. we will coordinate with internal team to consider to fix them.
The similar FAQ seems in https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-mkl-support/faq
and Yes, the community license is sufficient to distribute the file listed in redist.txt.
Community Licensing is provided as a Named-User License per our standard end user licensing agreement, without support, and with no fees, no royalties, and no restrictions on company or project sizes.
Add clarify, we removed The "named user" restriction and simplify the MKL license agreement now.
MKL follow the Intel Simplified Software License
The Intel Simplified Software License applies to the following products:
The Intel License for Installer Program applies to just the Installer Program used with the following products. The products themselves are licensed under the Intel Simplified Software License above.