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[THREDDS #WZZ-412504]: THREDDS End User Licence Terms and Conditions [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]



Hi Don,

As far as I know, nothing inside the THREDDS code is proprietary. We 
have chosen to be as unrestrictive as possible in making our software 
available for community use.  That said, I am not familiar with the laws 
and regulations of Australia, and I certainly cannot provide you any 
assurances regarding licensing or use.  About the only thing I can tell 
you is that the THREDDS software has been downloaded and installed 
thousands of times over many years by many users in many countries 
(including Australia), and we have received no feedback indicating any 
problems with licensing, copyright, or other intellectual property issues.

Regards,
   Lansing Madry,
   Unidata
   Boulder, Colorado

On 4/13/2014 4:40 PM, Agar, Donald MR wrote:
> New Client Reply: THREDDS End User Licence Terms and Conditions 
> [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
>
> UNCLASSIFIED
>
> Thank you very much Madry. I note that the licence appears to relate to 
> NETCDF data type. Are there any other data types that access to would occur 
> through THREDDS? If so would how would the THREDDS licence cover this?
>
> Regards
>
>
> Don
>
>
> Donald Agar
>   
> CIOG S&T Coordinator & RPDE LO
> ICT Strategy & Architecture Branch
> Chief Information Officer Group
> Department of Defence
> APW-GF-108
> Canberra ACT 2600
>   
> PO Box 7953
> CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
>
> Tel:  +61-2-6144 4039
> email: address@hidden
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Unidata THREDDS Support [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Saturday, 12 April 2014 01:55
> To: Agar, Donald MR
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: [THREDDS #WZZ-412504]: THREDDS End User Licence Terms and Conditions 
> [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
>
> Hello Don,
>
> Thank you for taking the time to find out about our software licensing - most 
> users take for granted that it is freely available.
>
> The license for THREDDS (TDS) is described here:
>
> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/copyright.html
>
> I have verified that our license has not changed recently, though the page 
> still says 1993-2013, an oversight that will be corrected shortly.  Unidata 
> actually moved to the MIT-style license because it is less restrictive than 
> the LGPL.  Here is the text as it is actually embedded in our code:
>
>   *  *
>   *  *  Portions of this software were developed by the Unidata Program at the
>   *  *  University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
>   *  *
>   *  *  Access and use of this software shall impose the following obligations
>   *  *  and understandings on the user. The user is granted the right, without
>   *  *  any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute
>   *  *  this software, and any derivative works thereof, and its supporting
>   *  *  documentation for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire
>   *  *  notice appears in all copies of the software, derivative works and
>   *  *  supporting documentation.  Further, UCAR requests that the user credit
>   *  *  UCAR/Unidata in any publications that result from the use of this
>   *  *  software or in any product that includes this software. The names UCAR
>   *  *  and/or Unidata, however, may not be used in any advertising or 
> publicity
>   *  *  to endorse or promote any products or commercial entity unless 
> specific
>   *  *  written permission is obtained from UCAR/Unidata. The user also
>   *  *  understands that UCAR/Unidata is not obligated to provide the user 
> with
>   *  *  any support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind with 
> regard
>   *  *  to the use, operation and performance of this software nor to provide
>   *  *  the user with any updates, revisions, new versions or "bug fixes."
>   *  *
>   *  *  THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY UCAR/UNIDATA "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR
>   *  *  IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
>   *  *  WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
>   *  *  DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL UCAR/UNIDATA BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL,
>   *  *  INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING
>   *  *  FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
>   *  *  NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
>   *  *  WITH THE ACCESS, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
>
> Regards,
>    Lansing Madry
>    Unidata
>    Boulder, Colorado
>
>> UNCLASSIFIED
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Can you provide a link to - or details about - THREDDS licensing terms and 
>> conditions in respect of its use and in respect of data that is accessed by 
>> THREDDS?
>>
>> I have been to your web site but it is not easy to find the T&C in plain 
>> English.
>>
>> There is no intention to modify THREDDS just to use it.
>>
>> Can I assume the GNU Lesser Public Licence is applicable?
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Don
>>
>> Donald Agar
>>
>> CIOG S&T Coordinator & RPDE LO
>> ICT Strategy & Architecture Branch
>> Chief Information Officer Group
>> Department of Defence
>> APW-GF-108
>> Canberra ACT 2600
>>
>> PO Box 7953
>> CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
>> Tel:  +61-2-6144 4039
>> email: address@hidden<mailto:address@hidden>
>>
>>
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>>
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: WZZ-412504
Department: Support THREDDS
Priority: Normal
Status: Open


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