Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 17:59:04 -0400
Reply-To: "David L. Ward" <dward@SASHELP.COM>
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From: "David L. Ward" <dward@SASHELP.COM>
Subject: Re: Axom (was Re: executing a job on a different pc)
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Thanks for pointing out our FAQ on this issue. Over the years we have
received clarity from the Institute but I'm not sure I agree that the price
of IntrNet is high only because it gives a broad user base - inquire about
the "uplift" we refer to and you'll see that it's really not that expensive.
Plus, given that most of the SAS/Web applications we've seen developed or
inquired about would be on a company intranet targeted at employees, the
issue is moot for many potential customers.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 5:39 PM
Subject: Axom (was Re: executing a job on a different pc)
Mauro Morandin wrote:
> I think David Ward has build a set of server tools called Axom, which
> can do that:
Definitely worth a look, but only if the audience for your Web app is
covered by the SAS license for the server on which you are going to run
See the Axom FAQ:
----------begin quote from Axom FAQ----------------
8) I've heard that running SAS on the Internet without SAS/Intrnet
violates my license agreement with SAS Institute. Is this true?
Providing access to SAS software on a server either with Axom or by
writing your own software can but does not necessarily violate your
license agreement. A server license of the SAS system grants the use of
the software to a specific user base, which normally includes employees
and contractors. SAS Institute will broaden the user base of your
license (called an "uplift") at a cost that is a percentage of your
existing license fee. Contact your SAS site representative for details.
----------end quote from Axom FAQ----------------
This is the crux of the matter, and why SAS/IntrNet is surprisingly
that the amount of extra network plumbing it provides is not that great.
As a local
SAS rep has told me repeatedly, SAS/IntrNet is expensive because it
with a license upgrade which permits people outside your organisation to
licensed copy of SAS via a SAS/Intrnet interface. Unfortunately, there
doesn't seem to
be any discount available on SAS/IntrNet if you don't want to offer your
Web apps to
users outside your organisation. Which is where Axom may be able to play