RE: Licensing for test and development servers?
- From: "Powell, Mark D" <mark.powell@xxxxxxx>
- To: "'OracleDude@xxxxxxxxx'" <OracleDude@xxxxxxxxx>, Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 16:04:40 -0400
This is not legal advice (see someone with a valid law practice for that) but it would appear that as long as you are working on a single copy of a program that you are not using for either your own internal use and that is not running at any other sites then you are developing and do not need to purchase a license. I would think program here could be plural as in you are developing an application that might consist of a dozen programs. But as soon as you use the programs to conduct training you must buy a license or if you start using the application either in-house or somewhere else you must buy licenses. Conducting training in advance of implementing the application either internally or externally would probably be a trigger point for requiring a license. This is the best I can figure it. We run production so we have licenses that I believe cover us, but it never hurts to try to keep up with this stuff. When in doubt dump the problem on management. If you are management then pass it by legal. Better safe than sorry. IMHO -- Mark D Powell -- -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jamie Kinney Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 3:21 PM To: Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Licensing for test and development servers? It appears that Oracle has changed its licensing with respect to development, test and other non-production servers. Oracle used to let you develop against it's database without a license but now seems to require that you acquire licenses for these systems once you go production with any code developed against that database, even if the production code runs on a different server. Am I interpreting this correctly? Has anyone on this list discussed development licenses with an Oracle sales rep recently? Oracle's license is copied below: ORACLE TECHNOLOGY NETWORK=20 DEVELOPMENT LICENSE AGREEMENT "We," "us," and "our" refers to Oracle Corporation. 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- Re: Licensing for test and development servers?
- From: Jamie Kinney
- Re: Licensing for test and development servers?