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[McIDAS #MVL-925912]: Access to Unidata McIDAS-X



Hi Wilson,

re:
> I would like to download the McIDAS X, but I cannot download it and 403
> error occurs. I have been registered and login. Also, I have checked
> the connection of my network, however problem still exists.
> 
> Would you please help me?

The following is some boilerplate that I am required to send to
non-.edu folks who seek to download McIDAS from us.  I need you
to send back a statement affirming that your site meets the items
listed below:

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. 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 attest 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 and the URL of a representative web page for
  your department

- 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 (although we would
prefer that you register with our website using your university email
address)

> Thank you very much.

No worries.  I apologize for the hassles!

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: MVL-925912
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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