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[McIDAS #BZU-651546]: Interesting in McIDAS X Free

Hi Boris,

> I am contacting you on the recommendation of Becky and because of
> my interest in have access to program  McIDAS X. I am a student of
> Master of Science Atmospherics and I am studying the behavior of
> convective systems in Mexico by using McIDAS V.  Due to the need for
> my research would help me of lot to get McIDAS X in free. I comment
> that I am the first one is using this powerful tool and I wish that many
> students will use this program to their different areas of research.
> What is the procedure to obtain this powerful tool?

The procedure is outlined in the paragraphs below.  (You have already
provided affirmation of one of the criteria by stating that your use
of McIDAS-X will be for education and research in your studies.)


- we received a second request for access to Unidata McIDAS-X last
  Friday.  That request was from:

  Ernesto Caetano <address@hidden>

  Are you and Ernesto in the same department at UNAM?  If yes, it
  should be sufficient for one of you to be allowed access to the
  Unidata McIDAS-X distribution.

> LCA. Boris Vladimir Comi Gonzalez
> Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera
> Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MÃxico

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.  In the recent past,
SSEC refined their definition of allowable use of McIDAS at institutions
outside of the U.S. and for individuals.  Users 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 
  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 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 the department and university that the download is intended for
- 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 add the email address:


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.


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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: BZU-651546
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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