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NetCDF Licensing Remains Unchanged:
Libraries are Open-Source and Freely-Available

Description

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.

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NetCDF Shared Dimensions vs. HDF5 Dimension Scales

Unidata Program Center developer John Caron has been thinking a lot about HDF5's Dimension Scales, how they relate to netCDF's Shared Dimensions, and why data should be written with the netCDF-4 library using Shared Dimensions.

If you like that sort of thing, read on.

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