Re: Another Iicensing conundrum

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 08:14:43 -0600
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Depends on what version you originally bought, and if the licensing terms changes when you upgraded.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 8:01 AM, M Hand <> wrote:

> Greetings,
> With the usual caveats that we are not lawyers, I would like your opinion
> on licensing and annual support. The question is whether annual support is
> required to use licensed products.
> The long story:
> My management and I believe that the perpetual database license gives one
> permission to use the licensed product regardless of a ongoing support
> contract. And the support contract gives one Metalink/SR access, permission
> to upgrade, and other non-license support. We expect to discontinue all
> database usage by the end of this year and have not renewed our support for
> 2009. Oracle is now coming back with the position that no support contract
> equals no permission to use licensed products.
> Any thoughts?
> Regards,
> Mike Hand

Andrew W. Kerber

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'

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