Re: The penny hasn't dropped yet...
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 18:52:18 -0800 (PST)
On Mar 5, 12:51 am, John Hurley <johnbhur..._at_sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Chill dude. Your posting here made it a little unclear to me at least
> what you were aware of here.
You are right: sorry. Chilled.
> You don't really have any choice about installing it ... it comes with
> the software. New patchsets and maintenance that goes into the system
> keeps updating it.
ksh: /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/ccr: not found. $
> About the only choices that we have here is how we configure it ... if
> we configure it ... and if we use it ... how we use it.
One of the reasons why I spent a few months looking into it. Initially with the best of intentions, but as I learned more and more of what it does, with the single intention of disabling it once and for all.
> If your employer pays you to support Oracle databases then anything
> relevant to Oracle support probably comes under your discretion in
> some regard. What you choose to do is obviously up to you.
Exactly. I chose to let Oracle support do their work, not me. There is a marked difference between supporting a database that happens to use Oracle software and supporting Oracle software: the two are far from interchangeable.
> The unfortunate situation is that Oracle customers need a support
> contract to be able to download patches/patchset updates/patchsets
> along with new releases etc.
Oracle used to sell separate upgrade licensing and support licensing,
back in the pre-6 days.
Guess why they bundled both into a single licence? ;) I wonder if anyone ever tested the legality under common law of them doing so... Received on Thu Mar 04 2010 - 20:52:18 CST