Unidata Policy Committee Agenda
15-16 October 1998
NSF Headquarters, Room 730, Arlington, Virginia
Thursday, 15 October
2:30 pm Afternoon Snack
3:00 pm Administrative Matters (Chair, Merrill)
Agenda and Summary Reviews
Approve summary of 18-19 May 1998 meeting
Review status of action items from last meeting
Select/verify next meeting dates
3:30 Status Reports
UPC Report (Fulker)
Budget Report (Graham)
5:00 Committee Reports
User's Committee Report (Moody)
5:30 Agency Reports
NOAA Report (Glackin) - Introduction
NASA Report (Serafino) - Introduction
6:00 Catered Dinner
7:00 Agency Reports (continued)
8:00 Adjourn for the night.
NSF Report (Jacobs) - Including discussion of KDI ("The Good, the Bad,
Friday 16 October
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Unidata's Response to NSF (Fulker)
Including discussions of Unidata's budget breakdowns
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:45 Platform Support Issues (Fulker, Moody)
Users Committee Resolution 1:
The Unidata Users Committee endorses the following changes in Unidata's
A. Immediately sunset support for ULTRIX and SunOS 4.x.
B. Add support for Red Hat Linux and Solaris for Intel (x86).
C. Sunset support for OS/2 on July 31, 1999.
10:45 - 12:00 Access to Retrospective Data (Fulker, Moody)
Users Committee Resolution 2:
In agreement with the recommendation by the NSF review panel, the Users
Committee recommends that the Unidata Policy Committee explore Unidata
collaboration with other agencies and organizations (e.g., NCAR SCD) to
facilitate access to archived meteorological data sets in a format compatible
with Unidata-supported software.
12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon Break
1:30 Implications of GEMPAK's Uncertain Future (Fulker)
2:30 Unidata's Membership Policy (Fulker)
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:15 Communications Structures (Bates, Domenico)
Including discussion on Unidata to community and intracommunity
4:15 Unfinished Business
Prepared by J.
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