Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 21:00:34 +0100
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From: Peter Crawford <peter.crawford@DB.COM>
Subject: Re: running SAS from html -- and pricing that license
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I wonder if SI will persue much further along the intrnet theory, their pricing
It was explained to me that the european pricing of AppDevStudio was high
because there was no "single user" licensing available for SAS/Intrnet.
I have been having difficulty making sense of their pricing model. It seems to
be along the lines of
"pricing by potential for multiple use"
(this is my terminology)
When a SAS application server is attached to the internet, the potential for
"multiple use" is *globally* large !!
This might explain also why a unix server will command large license fees (even
without SAS/Intrnet), - it is priced simply in proportion to the potential for
multiple use (and NOT actual use)
Any licensee of the SAS System should carefully read and understand their
agreement with the SAS Institute.
Using a SAS system to act as an application server responding to html type
queries, would convert a desktop to a server for the purposes of the agreement
and affect the fees for licensing. That is independent of whether the attachment
is through SAS/Intrnet or your own alternative mechanisms. If you only license
for single use, then I expect an internet attachment acting on html queries will
breach the license. If use of such an attachment is to be within license (as SI
might prefer) cost will be (much?) increased.
But I haven't heard any quotes, only anecdotes.
Is there evidence out there ?
Hoping to hear your stories of the licensing prices for internet attachment of a
SAS application server which does not use SAS/Intrnet
Datum: 06.03.2000 19:46
Antwort an: firstname.lastname@example.org
Betreff: Re: running SAS from html
John Iwaniszek wrote:
> Does anyone have an example of a how SAS might be executed from html?
> I would like to register a data set (display its contents) and allow a
> user to pick variables from a list and automatically generated programs
> that deliver html output. We want to provide interlinked html reports
> with a dynamic component that allows the users to build and run
> summaries that go beyond what we have already generated and provided
> with the report. We have the static component in place, but we would
> like to provide a dynamic facet to the reports as well.
> I would like to further constrain the system to use only base SAS. This
> would allow the widest distribution as no special licenses will be
> required to use the system.
I assume from the last paragraph that you have already evaluated and
rejected SAS/IntrNet. If you haven't evaluated it, you should, but make
sure you are seated when you ask what the price is.
Anyway, you might be interested in the AsIs/IntraKnot project, which
aims to develop a free, Open Source alternative to SAS/IntrNet. See
http://intraknot.sourceforge.net for more details - your input would be
very welcome. We'd also love to hear from Michael Yu. Michael, where are
> John Iwaniszek
> Statistical Programming Manager
> Stat-Tech Services, LLC
> 919 571 6444
> Developers of the Macro Reporting System - Delivering
> Statistical reports in ASCII, RTF, and HTML