This page refers only to the license for Ceres itself, independent of its optional dependencies which are separately licensed and which can affect the resulting license of Ceres if built with them enabled. See Options controlling Ceres configuration for an overview of these implications.
Ceres Solver is licensed under the New BSD license, whose terms are as follows.
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