Re: Licensing Question

From: Shakespeare <>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2009 22:29:08 +0100
Message-ID: <49aef2ac$0$195$>

Dereck L. Dietz schreef:
> I just want to know if this is something I can bring up during a budget
> meeting later this week.
> If we have two servers. One will be production and the other strictly
> development/testing but only one license for Enterprise Edition is it
> possible to have Enterprise Edition on the development server too or does
> that violate Oracle licensing?
> Thanks.

I think it is a violation. And OTN licenses won't do either: they are strictly to be used by ONE person and only the person who performed the download (they are not transferable). And as soon as your app goes into any state of production or other use, your OTN license is void. You could switch to named-user plus licenses for your development db.

I'm consulting a company right now facing a fine of about 1 million dollars (for unpaid support fees over the last years) for using too many servers for their licenses (DB,AS) if they don't switch to less servers /CPU's, so we are consolidating now.

If you HAVE to buy licenses, stall until the end of may. Licenses tend to get cheap then (but support fees don't unfortunately)

Shakespeare Received on Wed Mar 04 2009 - 15:29:08 CST

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