Re: Oracle SE licensing question

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:41:39 -0600
Message-ID: <yf9el.11997$>

Michelle Ryan wrote:
> In my company, I am a part of a team of 15 developers and we need to
> work on a project to develop applications on Oracle 11i db.
> Each one of us needs to host an instance of database on our PC/laptop.
> Each developer also needs to connect database instance hosted on other
> developers' laptop from time to time (that is, quite often).
> I'd like to emphasize that we are *not* hosting an application (in other
> words a production system) for our company's customers.
> Up until now, life was simple, since we were using SQL Server 2005 and
> each one of us had the Developer Edition of SQL Server 2005 which cost
> less than $50.
> Most of us have dual core laptops. Three chaps, however, have quad
> processor boxes.
> Is there free/cheap Oracle licensing scheme that we can take advantage
> of? If not, would we be compliant if we bought 15 Named User Plus
> licenses for Oracle Standard Edition (bearing in mind that Express and
> StandardOne won't be acceptable to us).
> Please can anyone help?

Contact an Oracle sales rep - and bring your very best negotiator to the table with you. The Oracle reps are some of the best negotiators in any business. (a lot like used car salesmen :) ) and NEVER take their first offer... especially if you are getting to the end of their quarter or fiscal year. Received on Thu Jan 22 2009 - 19:41:39 CST

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