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[McIDAS #ZYH-742734]: Dear sir

> Dear Sir,
> I  want to obtain the access to McIDAS. And I am from a degree-granting
> educational institution. So what can I do?

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

  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 
  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 
  to providing this software to the international university Unidata user 

Given the above restrictions, 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, 
  research institute, or private concern
- you agree that you will not re-distribute any portion of the software

As soon as you state that your use of Unidata McIDAS will conform to the
terms listed above, we will verify that we are allowed to grant you access
to Unidata McIDAS.  If we are so-allowed, we will add the email address


to the list that allows downloading of Unidata McIDAS.

> _________________________________
> Yang, Tao
> Dendroclimatology and Dendroecology
> Department of Earth and Environment Sciences,Lanzhou University
> Center for Arid Environment and Paleoclimate Research (CAEP)
> Key Laboratory of West China's Environmental System (MOE)
> Southern Tianshui Road NO.222, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
> ZIp:730000
> Email: address@hidden  & address@hidden
> _________________________________


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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: ZYH-742734
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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