Re: public DST patches for 10g?

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 07:30:18 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On Apr 9, 5:56 am, "Vladimir M. Zakharychev" <> wrote:


> There used to be time (like 10 years ago) when some patchsets were
> publicly available on Oracle's FTP, but the policy changed since then
> to "no current support contract - no patches, even for critical
> problems, including security and showstopper bugs." Not the best
> policy if you ask me, but we'll have to live with it unless Mary Ann
> will eventually switch her focus from talent supply chain issues and
> poor code quality due to unskilled personnel they have to recruit to
> delivery of at least CPUs to all paying customers, with or without
> current support contract :) (What? Do I really have to spend good
> amounts of cash each year just to be able to keep my *licensed*
> software up to date and plug serious security holes in it? Ridiculous.
> Even Microsoft realized that unpatched vulnerable software is
> dangerous to the whole infrastructure, pirated or not, and they patch
> critical bugs regardless... Oracle should act no different, at least
> with regard to CPUs, though I wouldn't mind them opening patch sets as
> well.)

Nicely said. Received on Wed Apr 09 2008 - 09:30:18 CDT

Original text of this message