Opening Cross: Inside Market Data’s 12 Days of Christmas

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Inside Market Data will take a break from printing over Christmas and the New Year, with our next print issue on Monday, Jan. 13. In the meantime, we’ll continue to update the IMD website with news over the holidays. So until we print again, season’s greetings to the data industry and goodwill to all vendors (except for the fictional one in this poem).

On the first day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

A clear data license policy.



On the second day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.



On the third day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Three months to fix,

two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.



On the fourth day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Four contractors,

Three months to fix,

two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.



On the fifth day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

A five-month delay,

Four contractors,

Three months to fix,

two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.



On the sixth day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Six more excuses ,

for a five-month delay,

Four contractors,

Three months to fix

two new addendums,

to a clear data license policy.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Seven pointless uses,

Six more excuses, for

a five-month delay,

Four contractors,

Three months to fix,

two new addendums to

a clear data license policy.



On the eighth day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Eight contradictions,

Seven pointless uses,

Six more excuses, for

a five-month delay,

Four contractors,

Three months to fix,

two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.



On the ninth day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Nine pages of conditions,

Eight contradictions,

Seven pointless uses,

Six more excuses, for

a five-month delay,

Four contractors,

Three months to fix,

two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.



On the tenth day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Ten reps a-groveling,

Nine pages of conditions,

Eight contradictions,

Seven pointless uses,

Six more excuses, for

a five-month delay,

Four contractors,

Three months to fix,

two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.



On the eleventh day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

Eleven products working,

Ten reps a-groveling,

Nine pages of conditions,

Eight contradictions,

Seven pointless uses,

Six more excuses, for

a five-month delay,

Four contractors,

Three months to fix,

two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.



On the twelfth day of Christmas, my vendor gave to me:

A 12-monthly fee rise on

eleven products working,

Ten reps a-groveling,

Nine pages of conditions,

Eight contradictions,

Seven pointless uses,

Six more excuses, for

a five-month delay,

Four contractors,

Three months to fix,

two new addendums, to

a clear data license policy.

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