I noted in this post that Dr. Christy of UAH had told me he was working with John Bates of NOAA to make UAH source code available. Following a suggestion by lucia from The Blackboard, I wrote to Mr. Bates asking him the status of the project.
Mr. Bates mistook me for a member of Dr. Christy's team, and therefore I don't think I should share his exact quotes with the world on a blog. I will say, however, that he confirmed the existence of the project and indicated that it is in its very early stages with no ETA at this time.
So it may be some time before we see UAH source code, but they are working on it.
Recall from this previous post that AIRS tried to hide behind the International Traffic in Arms Regulations" (ITAR) as an excuse not to provide me their source code. My response to them was that I am a U.S. citizen with no plans to export the code, and therefore not covered by ITAR.
The AIRS Science Team Member I had been talking to forwarded the e-mail to someone else at NASA, apparently not on AIRS. Here's what they said.
So it seems I've gotten past the bogus ITAR claim and now they are hand waving with the excuse of "a variety of reasons" why the code couldn't possibly be made available to the public.
So I wrote them back, giving reason why only the source code can do what I need and asking them to specifically list what the "variety of reasons" are.
We'll see what they say.