USE OF CALCLAB COMPUTING FACILITIES
If any policy has provisions with which you do not agree, please notify the
describing your concerns/suggestions. Absent such notice,
it is assumed you have reviewed, understood, and fully agree to conform to,
all prevailing published policies governing the use of this system.
The computing facilities provided by the Texas A&M Department of Mathematics
and College of Science are for the use of students enrolled in courses
requiring a computing "lab". The sole purpose of these facilities is to
support those Math courses that include a computing lab. The computers and
terminals are not to be used for other course work or for personal use or
personal gain (profit). It is expected that all users will make use of
these computing resources in a manner which is ethical, legal, and not
contrary to the interests of others.
The basic guidelines are that any use of these facilities must be legal
and not such as to interfere with the use of other authorized users, nor
compromise the integrity or security of the system's data.
Failure to abide by the policies described below and in related documents
may result in denial of access to computing facilities, disciplinary
action, or criminal prosecution.
You may only use those facilities which have been authorized
for your use. If access is protected by a password, you are not
to make this password available to others. You may not use any
account set up for another user, nor may you attempt to find out
the password of another user. Student accounts are active only
during the semester. At the end of the semester, the accounts
are closed and the files deleted. We recommend using unix.tamu.edu
for a permanent, general-use, Unix account.
You must be aware of the law of copyright as it affects computer
software. Software must not be copied except with the express
permission of the copyright owner (which may be expressed in the
copyright notice contained within the software). Note that a
formal copyright need not be in evidence in order for copyright
protection to be in force.
As owner of your files, you are responsible for setting the
appropriate protections of those files. If you copy information
from another user, it is expected that you inform the user of such
The system administrators are permitted to retrieve files from
student accounts at the request of the student's instructor. This
includes situations such as the failure of a student to turn in
an assigment, quiz, or exam, or to check for indications of
The system administrators reserve the right to monitor all users
activities for the purpose of system security, preventing academic
dishonesty, and enforcing the policies contained in this document.
You may not attempt to interfere with the operation of computing
You may not attempt to subvert the security of any of the
You may not use these computing facilities to send messages
which are obscene or otherwise harassing in their intent.
No food, drink, or tobacco products are allowed at any time in
the labs. This applies to *everyone*: students, TA's, and faculty.
GAMES-PLAYING IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. This includes using any of
the computing equipment to play local or remote games, as well as IRC
or other remote "chat" programs. VIOLATORS WILL HAVE THEIR ACCOUNTS
LOCKED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEMESTER.
Because these computers are operated under the Texas A&M University
System, all regulations and laws set forth by the University, the
State of Texas, and the United States Government apply to the use
of these facilities.
You may disagree with one or more of these policies, publicly or
privately, in accordance with your First Amendment rights, but you
may not violate any of these policies for any reason or purpose.
These policies are online on all systems in the file /etc/policy.
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Last updated by slj on Thu, 06Apr2000 17:04.