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[netCDF #HXB-320851]: Licensing framework for netCDF library

Hi Luca,

> I would like to get your clarifications regarding the type of licensing
> scheme netCDF uses.
> From your website
> page(http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/legal/participation.html), it seems to
> me that the netCDF is library is provided according to the UCAR copyright
> (http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/copyright.html).
> Can you please confirm that this is the case or provide me with the
> correct information on the license type (e.g. GPL, LGPL, BSD, etc.)?

Yes, the netCDF software uses the copyright you have cited.  That
copyright is not really a "UCAR copyright", because UCAR licenses
various software packages under different licenses.  It is instead an
"MIT-style" open-source license specific to Unidata netCDF software
that encourages liberal use of netCDF, including commercial use.


Russ Rew                                         UCAR Unidata Program
address@hidden                      http://www.unidata.ucar.edu

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: HXB-320851
Department: Support netCDF
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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