On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:54 PM, Seth Miller <sethmiller.sm@xxxxxxxxx>
While the responses to this thread are well meaning, many of them are
based on the premise that Oracle has the luxury of charging its customers
based on its own interpretation of the agreement they have with their
customers rather than the plain language contract agreed to by both
parties, solely because Oracle has lots of resources and *might* take you
When you sign a deed to a property or a title to a car (both of which are
plain language contracts), is it ok for the seller to come back to you a
couple of years later and demand you pay more money because they decide
that the property or car was worth more than what was agreed to in the
contract? Would you just write a check because the seller is intimidating,
has lots of resources, and threatens to take you to court?
I have an NFS server, install the database binaries on a share, and export
it without mounting restrictions. At this point any server on the network
can mount the share and be contractually required to license that server.
Do I now have to license every server on the network because I might, at
some point in the future, mount that share on that server?
How many times has Oracle taken a customer to court based on a licensing
disagreement for Oracle Database running on Vsphere? I'll give you a hint.
It starts with z, ends with ero and rhymes with zero.