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[McIDAS #HZQ-240484]: download McIDAS

Hi Lorena,

> im lorena aragon student from National University of Colombia
> im studying my masters degree on Meteorologycal Sciences
> im need to work on mcidas in order to finish my thesis

Very good.

> i dont know if you can conceed a permission to download the software
> just for educational purposes and off course i will write about unidata and
> mcidas in my thesis

Since you desire to want to use McIDAS in the pursuit of a degree, you
will be allowed access to our distribution of McIDAS (Unidata McIDAS-X)
as soon as you 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.  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-X 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-X 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.

I apologize for the difficulty in getting access to Unidata McIDAS-X,
but our hands are tied by our licensing restrictions.

Please carefully review the terms and conditions above and respond
affirmatively if you/your institution meet each of the requirements.  If
you haven't already done so, please register with the Unidata website
and let me know the email address you used to register.

> i wish you can help me

As soon as you send a full response to the terms above, I will add you
(the email address you used to register with the Unidata website)
to the list of non-'.edu' users allowed access to Unidata McIDAS.


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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: HZQ-240484
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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