Very true Bill and I did consider that when I replied but I (perhaps mistakenly) made the assumption that the question referred to EE or SE editions. John _____ From: William B Ferguson [mailto:wbfergus@xxxxxxxx] Sent: 02 May 2006 14:25 To: Hallas, John, Tech Dev Cc: Nigel.Bishop@xxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Is an Oracle license required for a development environment? Oracle actually has the XE (?) version, which is free for development. It has limitations, not being as full featured as like the Enterprise Edition or even the Standard Edition, but enough 'features' (suposedly) that most devs can experiment and play with different scenarios. It is supposed to work pretty well with ApEx (formerly HTML DB). I have never tried it personally myself though. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----- Bill Ferguson U.S. Geological Survey - Minerals Information Team PO Box 25046, MS-750 Denver Federal Center Denver, Colorado 80225 Voice (303)236-8747 ext. 321 Fax (303)236-4208 ~ Think on a grand scale, start to implement on a small scale ~ "Hallas, John, Tech Dev" <John.Hallas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 05/02/2006 07:11 AM Please respond to John.Hallas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To <Nigel.Bishop@xxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject RE: Is an Oracle license required for a development environment? I think the only time an oracle license is not required is when you are doing a DR test and I think you are allowed up to 14 days where Oracle will be running on both servers. I am not sure I could find the source of that info but it is my understanding of the situation HTH John _____ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nigel Bishop Sent: 02 May 2006 13:27 To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Is an Oracle license required for a development environment? Thanks Nigel Communications on or through ioko's computer systems may be monitored or recorded to secure effective system operation and for other lawful purposes. Unless otherwise agreed expressly in writing, this communication is to be treated as confidential and the information in it may not be used or disclosed except for the purpose for which it has been sent. If you have reason to believe that you are not the intended recipient of this communication, please contact the sender immediately. No employee is authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of ioko with another party by e-mail without prior express written confirmation. ioko365 Ltd. VAT reg 656 2443 31. Reg no 3048367. All rights reserved.