|Date: ||Sat, 13 Sep 2003 13:17:34 +0100|
|Reply-To: ||Roland <roland@RASHLEIGH-BERRY.FSNET.CO.UK>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Roland <roland@RASHLEIGH-BERRY.FSNET.CO.UK>|
|Organization: ||Universe Monitors|
|Subject: ||Re: CRO start-up?|
"Roger DeAngelis" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I appreciate your efforts and fortitude, there by the grace of god
> go all of us. Your macros have been a resource for me.
> Personally, I think you add a nice fresh dimension to this list,
> since all your work is free and you put your art out there for anyone
> to criticize.
Funny you should mention "art". My mother is an artist and she asked me if I
had artistic leanings. I said I did and that my code was my art. Yes, I do
consider a lot of it to be art.
> With the economy failing and IT jobs vanishing, far be it for me to
> criticize your sheer guts and determination.
It has been a big effort. 6 months full-time effort in total. Even harder
work than being at work.
Those macros so thoroughly cover everything a safety programmer will ever
want that it would not surprise me if those macros went into common usage in
the pharmas at some stage. Safety programmers will just expect to be able to
reach out and use them when they want them. Somebody emailed me to ask me if
I could draw up an open-source licence for them for $0 per year but my
attitude is that these will pass into the public domain in 70 years in any
case so why can't I give them to the public domain now? As for open code,
then I would rather amend them myself if I can.
Because there are 114 macros or more then that might put people off
validating them for their organisation. But I have the test packs there for
nearly all those macros which can act as a start. And "validation" is more a
process it has to go through rather than exhaustive and thorough checking. I
used "validated" macros at my last place and they will still finding errors
after 11 years. I am sure there will be a few minor things in my macros that
need fixing but they should be easy to fix.
> Good Luck with your job search and keep up the quality work.
I've got a contract now until the end of the year and should have a new job
waiting for me in January.
> Ps: If my company was doing better, I would hire you in a heartbeat.