Re: Oracle Enterprise Licence Change for Azure Cloud

From: Jeremy Schneider <>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 08:46:07 -0500
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For one opinion, check out this old blog post from 2014. It explicitly references the cloud policy everyone is talking about:

On Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:21:15 +0000 Niall Litchfield wrote:
> This is definitely one to talk to your internal licensing and legal
> people about. I think it worth noting that the policy document that
> lists this change
> "applies to all Oracle programs" and ". It may not be incorporated
> into any contract and does not constitute a contract or a commitment
> to any specific terms". In other words, and in my personal opinion,
> that's Oracle's opening position.
> Others have noted that this is very similar to Oracle's "you must
> license every VMWare server you own if you run Oracle on any of them"
> public position.
> I agree that *^&$%^££$%$%$ing about with customers like this is a
> good way to lose them. Especially when the competition has some
> fairly compelling alternatives. I *don't *agree that a policy
> statement like this automatically means a big price rise.


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