Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 02:04:38 -0800
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: ajay ohri <ajayohri@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Free SAS Help
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The SAS _L list is a great list for peer reviewing software code pertaining to SAS software . The experience and perspective gained here are enormous , and though younger members like me may feel newer Web 2.0 tools be used properly ( like using forum software like Vbulletin instead of wikis that replicate costs without functionality) ,
the List Server email group method continues to draw the best technical prowess across SAS, SPSS ,R etc.
Regarding free versus non free work , well you can accept token amounts of 1rs or 1 $, and thus gain both the benefits of feeling good about volunteering as well as the legal aspects. Trouble with these arrangements is , mutual expectations and holding them in check in future.
John Rockfeller once said ' A friendship founded on a business is more sustainable than a business founded on a friendship'
--- On Wed, 3/4/09, Andrew Karp, Sierra Information Services <sfbay0001@AOL.COM> wrote:
> From: Andrew Karp, Sierra Information Services <sfbay0001@AOL.COM>
> Subject: Re: Free SAS Help
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 2:37 PM
> I think Ian makes a lot of sense with his queries. He did
> not mention
> issues such as non-disclosure of confidental data, business
> etc. as well as insurance, liability and other factors that
> are at the
> core of business relatiohships/contracts. He is right that
> you cannot
> rightly do "work" for someone else's business
> "for free" without both
> parties potentially having troubles later.
> Others have suggested you hone your skills by responding to
> queries on
> SAS-:L, and I think that makes a lot of sense . There are
> also "L"
> groups fro statistcs, SPSS, etc. that you may want to
> query, too.
> Andrew Karp
> Sierra Information Services
> On Mar 3, 4:54�am, iebup...@GMAIL.COM ("./ ADD
> NAME=Data _null_;")
> > On 3/2/09, Sas Help <help...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Ian,
> > > I think you have some misunderstanding. I have
> paid sas institute to use
> > > their software for my personal use, and I am not
> a sas programmer or
> > > statistician where i work. I used to be sas
> programmer at a pharma company
> > > few years back. The reason i was saying i have a
> job is because that �i
> > > was trying to convince people that I am not
> expecting to score a job from
> > > them, and i am truly trying to volunteer �just
> out of my personal
> > > interest.
> > > You just discouraged me.
> > OK Ian discouraged you from your offer to work for
> free. �But you can
> > spend as much time as you want or have doing exactly
> the same thing on
> > SAS-L. �Plus the L is here to peer review your
> offerings. �What could
> > be better?
> > > I don't understand why people get angry
> > > for nothing? I am not trying to take away
> anybody's job.
> > I detected no anger in anything that Ian wrote in this
> tread. �You
> > sound like the angry one. �Are you Ajay Ohri? �Am
> I going to have to
> > add you to my twit filter?
> > > Anyway, I am not interested for free work
> > Why?