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RE: Licence for SQLPlus ?

From: Freeman, Donald <>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 14:18:50 -0400
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And, another thing, you won't get a refund if you've been paying support all this time and didn't need to. I think Oracle is pretty slow to straighten out licensing issues that might result in them having to credit you. We just went round and round with an old license that was based on some kind of processing units created by multiplying cpu's by users or some crap (MPU's). Of course, it wasn't a one to one exchange.

>From Satan's minion:

"As we discussed, your current license configuration is not quite sufficient. On your production server you're currently running 4 Processors of Partitioning, 4 Processors of RAC, 2 Processors of Enterprise Edition Database and 1400 UPUs of Enterprise Edition Database. The number of Database Processor licenses must match the number of RAC and Partitioning licenses. You can bring your configuration current and save money at the same time. By migrating the 1400 UPUs to 1 Processor and purchasing 1 new Processor your license configuration will be current and you will save $ 8,800 over the next five years. I have attached a spreadsheet showing the 5 year savings along with a quote to bring the licenses current. If you have any questions about this please contact me at your convenience."

Don Freeman
Database Administrator 1
Bureau of Information Technology
Pennsylvania Department of Health
717-783-8095 Ext 337

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Rodd Holman Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:41 AM Cc:
Subject: Re: Licence for SQLPlus ?

<old and feeble voice>
In my younger years I remember the scam well. SQL*Plus was a separately licensed piece of software. It was part of the SQL Programmer's Pack.
In those days the client was considered to be the tns connection stuff. If you wanted to do something
with that client, then you needed to buy more stuff, or do ODBC. </old and feeble voice>
Really there's not much difference between Billy and Larry except Larry has cooler toys. I like the MiG.


Freeman, Donald wrote:

> I'll make a stab and say "no" you don't. I don't think there is any
> limit on the number of Oracle client installs which include sqlplus.
> One of the old-timers can probably tell you what the licensing scam,
> (I mean scheme) , was eight years ago. I'd say your sales rep will
> convert it to something else for you.
> Don Freeman
> Database Administrator 1
> Bureau of Information Technology
> Pennsylvania Department of Health
> 717-783-8095 Ext 337
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:*
> []*On Behalf Of *Luc Demanche
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:06 AM
> *To:*
> *Subject:* Licence for SQLPlus ?
> Hi,
> We are in the process of renewing the support on our Oracle products.
> I noticed that 8 years ago, our company bought licences for
> SQLPlus !!!!!
> Do we need licences for this product ? Should we renew those
> licences .....
> Thanks
> Luc
> --
> Luc Demanche
> Oracle DBA
> (514) 867-9977

Rodd Holman
Enterprise Data Systems Engineer
LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation

Received on Tue Oct 11 2005 - 13:32:22 CDT

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