In May 2018, The HDF Group announced a new support strategy for the HDF5 libraries that are included in netCDF4. Because HDF5 libraries are needed by the netCDF4 libraries to create fully-featured netCDF files, the changes to The HDF group's support strategy have raised questions about netCDF's future path in the netCDF community.
Unidata and the netCDF team have been in close contact with The HDF Group since their announcement, and we reiterate our commitment to providing netCDF libraries that do not require any paid software licenses in order to create or read files that conform to the netCDF standard. Read on for details.[Read More]