Will Oracle follow? Maybe...but not quickly. Frustrating as heck watching mgmt sweat over Oracle licensing and contemplate moving to a different database because of the licensing complexity/costs. Chris Taylor Sr. Oracle DBA Ingram Barge Company Nashville, TN 37205 Office: 615-517-3355 Cell: 615-354-4799 Email: chris.taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may also be privileged. If you are not the named recipient, please notify the sender immediately and delete the contents of this message without disclosing the contents to anyone, using them for any purpose, or storing or copying the information on any medium. ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Drake Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:45 AM To: oracle-l Subject: MS: of license portability, we get that now http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic& articleId=9132967 "Yuen said Microsoft has liberalized licenses for its own server applications. Due to changes made late last year, Microsoft software such as Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Windows Server and others can now be migrated from server to server without users violating their licenses, Yuen said. The importance "of license portability, we get that now," Yuen said. That portability is true, even if VMs are being moved from server to server using VMware's V-Motion live migration tool. Microsoft will also now fully support applications running inside VMs from partners such as Novell Inc., Red Hat Inc. and Citrix Systems Inc. "If you have a Red Hat issue, we will attempt to solve it and then escalate it with Red Hat if we can't," he said."