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[McIDAS #EDE-106723]: Access to McIDAS



Hi Fabio,

re:
> I am trying to download McIDAS but a message "you are not allowed to
> access McIDAS" appears. I am a researcher from Federal University of
> Rio de Janeiro and I would like to install McIDAS.

As you know, Unidata has long been licensed by the Space Science and
Engineering Center (SSEC) of the University of Wisconsin at Madison to
distribute our version of McIDAS, Unidata McIDAS, to educational institutions.
Within the past year SSEC refined their definition of allowable use of McIDAS
at institutions outside of the U.S..  Representatives from these sites are
typically recognized by their email addresses not ending in '.edu'.

I am now required to have prospective McIDAS users read and 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 firmly believe that you/UFRJ meet the conditions above.  All I need
now is your statement that you agree to the restrictions.  As soon as I have
your reply that you meet the conditions, we will add your
'address@hidden' email address to the list of non-'.edu' users
allowed to access Unidata McIDAS-X.

I apologize for this hassle!

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: EDE-106723
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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