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[McIDAS #NBD-522942]: question on GOES data



Hi Sibylle,

re:
> thanks for your prompt reply. Yes, McIDAS-X would do what we want to 
> accomplish
> with GOES data from the CLASS archive. I am from the University of Oldenburg,
> Energy Meteorology Group, and the use is purely for research and education.
> 
> I've already created a Unidata account, but when I want to download McIDAS-X 
> from
> the Unidata website, I get a message in my browser that I do not have 
> permissions.

Access to Unidata McIDAS by users with non-'.edu' email addresses is tightly
controlled to meet the contractual obligations imposed by the software's
owner/originator/primary developer,  the Space Science and Engineering Center
(SSEC) of the University of Wisconsin (UW) at Madison.

re:
> Would it be possible for me to obtain McIDAS-X from you?

I am required by the owners of McIDAS (UW/SSEC)) to have prospective, non-U.S.
educational McIDAS users read and agree to the following:

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'.

  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 include
  the name of your university in your reply (you have already done this)
- 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 your email address to the list of those
allowed access to Unidata McIDAS.

re:
> Thanks and best regards,

I apologize for the formality above, but our hands are tied when it comes
to granting access to McIDAS-X.

Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: NBD-522942
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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