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[McIDAS #OUS-495538]: McIDAS access at the Universidade de Aveiro



Hi Guilherme,

Nice to hear from you!

First, you will have noticed that I broke your email to me up into
separate IDD and McIDAS inquiries and then drove both into our
inquiry tracking system...

re:
> I'm in the process of deploying a THREDDS server and an ADDE
> server to provide access to as much data as we can for internal use
> (and hopefully for external access also, once we convince those in
> charge of the firewall!). However, apparently my user at the Unidata
> website (address@hidden) no longer has access to the McIDAS download
> area... Do I have to make a new registration with Univ. de Aveiro, or
> provide some sort of document?

SSEC has refined their definition of allowable use of McIDAS at institutions
outside of the U.S..  I am required now to have you read and agree to
the following:

In order to allow non-'.edu' users (users whose email addresses do not end
in '.edu') to have access to our distribution of McIDAS-X, we are required
by SSEC, the owners/developers of McIDAS, to have those users agree to the
following:

  SSEC considers permissible users of the international university community
  to be those who are using McIDAS-X for academic classroom instruction or
  academic research by students related to obtaining a degree. Research 
institutes
  and government agencies that use McIDAS-X for meteorological research or
  operations must purchase a license from SSEC for the non-academic use. Given
  this clarification, and if Unidata users remain within the licensing terms
  that include no re-distribution of any portion of the software, SSEC is 
agreeable
  to providing this software to the international university Unidata user 
community.

So, we need a clear statement from you that specifies all of the following:

- you are accessing McIDAS from Unidata for use in a university
- McIDAS must be used for academic classroom instruction or academic research
  by students related to obtaining a degree
- your installation of McIDAS is not for use by a government agency, 
non-academic
  research institute, or private concern
- you agree that you will not re-distribute any portion of the software

As soon as you let us know that your use of Unidata McIDAS will conform to the
items above, we will add your  email address address@hidden to the list
that allows downloading of Unidata McIDAS.

I _know_ that you/UA meet the conditions above.  all I need now is your
statement that you agree to the restrictions.  As soon as I have your
reply, we will add your to the list of non-.edu users allowed to access
Unidata McIDAS-X.  I apologize for the hassle!

> By the way, the deployment of such data services is part of an effort
> to employ such tools in classes, with access to 'local' data
> (specially EUMETSAT imagery), and we will be rolling an 'experiment'
> this semester at Synoptics classes based on IDV. I'll try to make some
> room to submit our findings to the upcoming users workshop!

Fantastic!!

> Thanks for your help!

No worries.

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: OUS-495538
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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