Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:25:27 -0800
Reply-To: Aleksandra Pietruszynska <aleksandrapietruszynska@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Aleksandra Pietruszynska <aleksandrapietruszynska@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: OT: SAS sues WPS
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Well, Joe here is a real example for you. If you pay 150K for SAS one
year and a SAS sales representive says it should be 185K next year,
you explain to me where the VALUE is!!!!!
I never said that the quality of SAS is bad, the software is good. But
I know many companies who are using only base SAS and maybe a little
bit of SAS/stat. If you can do the same with WPS for a fraction of
the price you are STUPID not to do that. But if you like to pay for
Jim Goodknight's private yet,... by all means....
On Nov 23, 8:26 pm, joewhitehu...@GMAIL.COM (Joe Whitehurst) wrote:
> Let me add ignorance to uninformed. I'm just fed up with the ignorant,
> uninformed complainers aboutSASpricing, Not one of the ignorant fools
> have mentioned VALUE for price paid. No software available on this planet
> can touch the VALUE thatSASoffers for it's modest price! But then, many
> of the folks who try to useSASand complain about it's price are too stupid
> to realize it's VALUE!
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Aleksandra Pietruszynska <
> aleksandrapietruszyn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, IfSASwould feel strong, they would claim directly thatWPShas
> > stolen intellectual property. Instead they are using the fact thatWPS
> > has mis-used theSASlearning edition....... That seems
> > amateuristic....
> > I think it is a very desperate act,SASinstitute will defenitely feel
> > the pain. Many companies are just fed up by the arrogantSAS
> > pricing,
> > On Nov 23, 5:53 pm, joewhitehu...@GMAIL.COM (Joe Whitehurst) wrote:
> > > I will await the verdict of the court which I value much more than mere
> > > uninformed conjecture by amateurs.
> > > On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Aleksandra Pietruszynska <
> > > aleksandrapietruszyn...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Joe,
> > > > > have English as a first language, it's hard to takeWPS'sexcuses for
> > > > > outright intellectual property theft seriously. I hopeWPSmakes
> > better
> > > > Why isWPSan intellectual property theft ofSAS?
> > > > Did they stealSASsource code to createWPS? I don't think so.
> > > > Did they clone theSASinterface? Not at all, the IDE ofWPSis based
> > > > on Eclipse, and in fact is much more usefull than theSASinterface.
> > > > Is theSASsyntax intellectual property? In other words can syntax in
> > > > general fall under copyright? Basically syntax is just a collection of
> > > > wordsw, Only a unique arrangement of syntax (source code) can be
> > > > copyrighted.
> > > > Note thatWPShas a change to sell their product on the market, not
> > > > because they abused theSASlearning edition. It is because of the
> > > > ridiculous pricing ofSAS.
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