Frequently Asked Questions
Delft-FEWS is an interesting, but complex software system. Therefore we get a lot of questions. The most frequently asked questions are listed below:
Is Delft-FEWS free to use?
yes it is, but you have to sign the license agreement
Is Delft-FEWS open source?
No it isn't. The reason is that Delft-FEWS is being used in many critical systems. Due to warranty and liability issues we need to have control over the source code. That doesn't mean that users cannot customize Delft-FEWS: with the GeneralAdapter and the new API users can configure Delft-FEWS easily according to their individual needs. Probably some parts of Delft-FEWS will become open source later this year.
How can we get the newest releases?
If you have a Support and Maintence agreement, you get a new release once per year.
What models can I connect to Delft-FEWS?
See model adapter on wiki.
What dataformats can Delft-FEWS import?
Delft-FEWS can import over 100 different data formats (see this list). It is also very simple to make a custom data import (if you know a little java).
I want to meet you guys!
Come to the Deltares Software Days! We also like to help you implementing your new operational system!