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Re: SPSS

From:

Charlie Prothero <[log in to unmask]>

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

Date:

Wed, 8 Mar 2006 16:16:20 -0500

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Minitab was originally written, I believe, by some professors at a
Pennsylvania university and is now sold commercially at a much lower
price than SPSS.  A school that I attended used it exclusively for
stats.  However, we have SPSS for the same reason that someone else said
- the perception that it's the industry standard drove the decision.

- Charlie. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Chad McDonald [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 12:50 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [LICENSING] SPSS

We actually have Statistics and Computer Science faculty here
collaborating
on writing an open source alternative.  SPSS is most definitely our most
troublesome and least responsive vendor.

Chad McDonald
Chief Information Security Officer
Georgia College & State University

On 3/8/06 12:18 PM, "Trappler, Thomas" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Marg,
> I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but I just wanted
to
> comment on the current status of UCLA's relationship with SPSS.  In
> terms of their licensing structure and the complete lack of
> responsiveness on the part of their representatives to the licensing
> needs of our campus (and I suspect others), I would say that SPSS is
> currently near the top of our list of most difficult vendors.  If
anyone
> is making any headway in terms of negotiating favorable pricing and/or
> terms with SPSS I would very much like to hear about it.  Thanks!
> 
> 
> Thomas J. Trappler
> Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, UCLA Office of Information
> Technology
> Manager, UCLA Software Central
> 5905 Math Sciences, Los Angeles, CA  90095-1557
> PH: 310-825-7516, FX: 310-825-6979
> Email: [log in to unmask]
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marg Knox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:02 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [LICENSING] SPSS
> 
> Is anyone doing appreciably better on SPSS issues since we chatted at
> Educause?
> 
> I have one college who would like to know what alternatives folks are
> looking at to replace SPSS (the serious price increase just sent them
> crazy as well as the difficulty with SPSS 13)...
> 
> Regards, Marg
> 
> 
> 
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