• Subject: Re: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
  • From: "R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr." <rbruceh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 08:39:02 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: John P Carr <jpcarr@tredegar.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 10:23 PM
Subject: RE: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)

>Yes,  something like that.   "Really inexpensive"
>Whatta think?

I think that what we need is a compiler that is not tier priced.

Come on. Everyone PAID for their RPG compiler. And they paid the big price.
For the big box that it runs on. And for what? One compile at a time in most
cases! That is, one (1) concurrent user license.


If I could pay $900 for a single user license for each compiler, would I buy
them? You bet.

Is that unheard of? No. The P05 price is $900 per compiler.

We asked for, and got, user based pricing for several things. I feel that
the LPAR issues will drive more feature into real user based pricing. Right
now, if you have a twelve way processor and LPAR a single processor and some
DASD for 6 programmers, you pay BIG TIME for the RPG compiler. You pay the
full boat price for the twelve way! This is wrong. IBM agrees that it is
wrong. Hopefully, the compilers will become user priced.

Of course... it could already  be too late....

R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional System Administrator
 -- IBM Certified AS/400 Professional Network Administrator

"The sum of all human knowledge is a fixed constant.
    It's the population that keeps growing!"

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