Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 12:32:35 -0700
Reply-To: PD <sophe88@YAHOO.COM>
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From: PD <sophe88@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: SAS consulting and SAS license
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A friend of mine quit her permanent job and decided to start as an
independent consultant mainly using SAS. She asked me several
questions which I am going to pass along and post here.
1. One company that has signed the contract with her told her she can
use their PC license (1 of the 10 licenses the company has). They even
give her a Dell PC to load it and use it, on their site. Nice. Now she
is getting creative: she is thinking about taking the software and
load it at home to use it while the Dell PC is shut off and not
running anything. Well, I read the license agreement(the one the
company has signed with SI). Apparently, the (1) PC license(s), unlike
how SAS is licensed to IBM mainframe where the number of mainframe
CPUs counts, does not restrict the # of CPUs involved. Around the
clock, if we divide the 24 hours into 12+12, for one half the software
runs on one machine, for another half it runs on another, provided
both machines are the company's property. Then, it does not violate
the agreement only one license is used at any time. But I am not sure.
2. She also signed contracts with other firms out of MN. They do not
provide her with anything. So she is thinking about licenseing SAS
directly from SI. Now the Q is about the workstations: It probably
does not make sense to buy separate computers to load separate license
of SAS. How experienced consultants usually deal with this? Is it
possible to load multiple copies of the software on one machine to
work for different companies?
Thanks in advance, as always.