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Re: SPSS Increases CSU Price by 300%

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Marj Kohli <[log in to unmask]>

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The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 18 Jun 2003 08:06:57 -0400

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At 06:09 PM 17/06/2003 -0700, Stafford Cox wrote:
>I would like to ask if other universities/colleges have received steep
>increases in the SPSS licensing fee.
>
>The California State University System SPSS fees will increase by 300%
>and we are debating the costs of doing business with such companies that
>appear to take advantage of their success.
>
>We have other statistical software licenses for faculty and students,
>but SPSS is popular.
>
>I'm curious as to what other universities have done in these licensing
>situations.
>
>Find the money and pay it or drop the software?
>
>Thanks in advance for any input.
>
>Stafford Cox
>Academic Computing Services
>CSULB
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>
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>Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent
>Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/memdir/cg/.

Stafford,

Sure have! We got the bad news last November. I was told we were on a very
old schedule and they were just bringing us into line with other
institutions--to the tune of over 300% increase!


Marjorie Kohli
Site License Coordinator
Information Systems and Technology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3G1
(519)888-4567, x2014     Fax: (519)884-4398   http://www.ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj

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