Re: redistribution of Oracle files

From: Jeremy Schneider <>
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:49:17 -0500
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I would agree with this... I had a few conversations along these lines at OpenWorld this year with a few Oracle guys (not lawyers though) and it really felt like a hot potato with them. I didn't ask about the full client; we were talking about some other stuff -- but it all seemed pretty taboo without some kind of explicit permission.

I think that the authoritative answer would come from which license you acquired the software under. My understanding from OOW was that the OTN license and the typical UELA's that come with purchased bits explicitly forbid any redistribution. (But I haven't looked at the licenses to verify this.) That's where I'd probably start if it was me.


On 11/2/2011 1:21 PM, Hans Forbrich wrote:
> You need to ask Oracle and get the answer in writing from them. As
> usual when it comes to licensing, most judges will frown on a defense of
> "I read it on the internet".
> If you don't see an explicit "you are allowed to redistribute", assume
> that you are not. Way back when, no executables were redistributable
> without an agreement. Things have changed several times, but (since the
> customer name goes into a database) you can assume that Oracle's primary
> intention is to identify potential customers ... and potential audit
> targets. Protect yourself and your customers.
> /Hans
> On 01/11/2011 7:00 PM, kyle Hailey wrote:
>> Anyone know of the restrictions around redistributing Oracle files?
>> On
>> it is stated that the "instant client" can be redistributed by ISVs.
>> But can the regular client install be redistributed?
>> Here is an example of the regular client install:
>> *Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Client ( for Solaris Operating
>> System (SPARC) *
>> [image: Download]
>> (64-bit)<>
>> (710,204,526 bytes) (cksum - 4174983514) [image:
>> Download]
>> (32-bit)<>
>> (698,256,822 bytes) (cksum - 2199453083)
>> - Kyle

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Jeremy Schneider

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