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[McIDAS #LAQ-658909]: access to McIDAS software



Hi Andrea,

re:
> would it be possible to get access to McIDAS software?
> I am working at the Meteorology Department of Reading University,
> which is a degree-granting educational institution in the UK,
> thus my email ends at ac.uk, and automatically access was denied.

The following is some boilerplate that I am required to send to
non-.edu folks who seek to download McIDAS from us.  From the
information you have provided so far, I am confident that you
meet all of the requirements for non-.edu use of McIDAS, but I
still need you to send back a statement affirming the items listed
below.  I apologize in advance for the hassle that setting up access
entails!


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 non-U.S. educational sites are
typically recognized by their email addresses not ending in '.edu'.

I am 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.

Given the above position, we need a clear statement from you that specifies
_all_ of the following:

- you are accessing McIDAS from Unidata for use in a university; please provide
  the name of your 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 state that your use of Unidata McIDAS will conform to the
terms listed above, we will add the email address:

address@hidden

to the list that allows downloading of Unidata McIDAS.

We can only add your email address to the list of users allowed
to download McIDAS if you are registered with the Unidata website
under that address. If you are not yet registered with our site,
please do so before sending back the reply to this message.

You register with our site by:

- visit the Unidata HomePage:

  http://www.unidata.ucar.edu

- click on the Login link located on the middle portion of the
  bar that reads

  Data Tools Community Downloads Support Projects About Us Login 

- click on the Not yet Registered button and follow the instructions.
  Please make sure that you specify you institution type as a 
  degree granting college or university!

> Thanks for information,

No worries.  Again, please accept my apologies for the hassle involved
in the process of getting you access to Unidata McIDAS!

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: LAQ-658909
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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