• NuPIC is licensed as dual commercial and GPL version 3
  • Commercial licenses are also available from Numenta.

The goal of the license is to require that enhancements to NuPIC be released to the community.


Our CEO, Donna Dubinsky, wrote a blog post about our Patent Position.

Contributor License

Are you interested in getting involved in this project? You’ll first have to sign the Contributor License.


We welcome members of the NuPIC community who want to translate our documentation into languages other than English. Feel free to notify us about your translation so that we can link to it from our web site. We cannot take responsibility for the quality of the translations, but we appreciate your efforts to help us spread the word about this technology.

We give you the rights to translate these materials under the following license:

Copyright 2010 2011 2012 2013 Numenta, Inc.
Numenta owns copyrights and patent rights on documentation related to hierarchical temporal memory (HTM) and cortical learning algorithms (CLA). This documentation may include white papers, blog posts, videos, audios, wikipages, text embedded in code, and other explanatory materials. Numenta grants you a license to translate any or all of these materials into languages other than English, and to use internally and distribute your translations subject to the following conditions: Numenta specifically disclaims any liability for the quality of any translations licensed hereunder, and you must include this text, both in this original English and in translation to the target language, in the translation. The foregoing applies only to documentation as described above – all Numenta software code and algorithms remain subject to the applicable software license.