Re: Oracle out the door

From: John Thompson <jhthomp_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:29:24 -0500
Message-ID: <11d63ad10804301029n4ca4796eq83227023089449e3@mail.gmail.com>


That's what has mgmt. so upset. You can't selectively drop CPU licenses. It's all or none.

On 4/30/08, Job Miller <jobmiller_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> selectively dropping support will be a learning experience for you in
> regards to the nature of those contracts. it may be an all or nothing kind
> of thing.
>
> From:
>
> http://redmondmag.com/news/article.asp?EditorialsID=6361
> <quote>
> Bradley identifies Oracle's practice of charging 150 percent of support
> fees if a support contract lapses for any reason, even as a result of
> unresolved contract negotiations; refusal to terminate support on a subset
> of licenses without also canceling those licenses; and re-pricing of
> remaining licenses in accordance with current list prices for customers
> who do decide to terminate licenses.
> </quote>
>
> maybe that's why they are just going to drop it all.
>
>
>
> *John Thompson <jhthomp_at_gmail.com>* wrote:
>
> Company I work for just announced that we're going to convert all but 2 of
> our 89 Oracle databases to either SQL Server, MYSQL, or PostgreSQL. This
> is due to the high licensing cost. I'm bummed.
>
>
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