Re: dropping oracle support - can't use software ?

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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:34:04 +0000
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Way back in the Oracle 7.0 days, I was comfortable commenting on licensing. Sense then, no way; Oracle licenses have become too complex for a non-lawyer. Have an attorney read your contract and explain what you can and can not do. -Rob

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From: Andrew Kerber [] Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:43 AM To: 'Google User'
Subject: Re: dropping oracle support - can't use software ?

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:35 AM, ed lewis <> wrote: Hello,
 We've been asked to explore the possibility of dropping Oracle support for a specific application. The plan is to retire this application sometime in the next 18-24 months, but management is looking some money now.
 The support contracts for this environment run over $300k. I spoke to an Oracle contract person about canceling our support. This person mentioned that if we do, we will not be legally able to run any Oracle software on these servers.  Has anyone come across this ? We've purchased the license so why can't we run the software, but drop the support ?

 Your feedback is appreciated.


Andrew W. Kerber

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