Re: Oracle SE licensing question

From: Frank van Bortel <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 10:48:12 +0100
Message-ID: <2216b$498029dd$524b5c40$>

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?

As I see it, you're in for developers licenses - free, that is. Download from and read the license carefully.

Of course, no freebies for your clients - they will have to pay for an oracle license


Frank van Bortel
Received on Wed Jan 28 2009 - 03:48:12 CST

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