Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 12:30:04 -0500
Reply-To: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: Re: TOOL POOL SAS Partners, Users and other SAS related people
If people are willing to share their utilities, code, etc we should not
make them jump through hoops to share their talents with everyone.
I remember the article I wrote for the SAS Online OBS (Fuzzy Merge/Purge in
Nov 1998). It took about 2-3 months for me to write the presentation based
upon their requirements, editing, revisions, etc. I must admit the paper
turned out much more professional than when I firsted started out but if I
had to do it all over again, I am not sure it was worth the trouble.
Hence, I can sympathize and agree with your suggestion to KISS.
If possible, and contributors are willing to convert their stuff to
WORD/Excel/Text/Ascii documents in some meaningful order, I could convert
them into PDF documents, and host them on my site under Tips or Techniques,
or maybe some other new section such as Developer's Toolkits.
And of course, everything would be "AS IS" and no responsibilities attached
other than author's name and contact info, in case people wish to contact
Any other pitfalls that should be covered or avoided???
I suggest a disclaimer be posted on the top of each submission or at least
on the web site to "hold harmless the author and hosting party" for any
possible damage in any form whatsoever. And any copyright issues should be
directed to the author/contributor and not hosting party.