Scilab is free open source software with a GPL compatible license, developed by the Scilab Consortium.
All Scilab libraries are free with accepted and recognized licenses by the FLOSS community (Free, Libre Open Source Software). The license is one of the key criteria for the selection of a library of Scilab.
The Scilab Consortium encourages its team to contribute to third party projects which are used in Scilab. This is regularly done in different ways by:
• reporting bugs
Over the years, contributions have been numerous on projects such as gfortran, matio, lapack, hdf5, jhdf, jgraphx, autoconf, automake, libtool, coin-or, getfem, indefero, kdbg, OpenMPI, Launchpad, flexdock…
The Scilab Consortium R&D Team is also in touch with many packagers of GNU/Linux, Unix and BSD distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Gentoo, Redhat, Fedora, OpenSolaris) in order to help them to provide Scilab in their distributions in the best possible way.