[svlug] Oracle on Linux licenses

Paul Cubbage paul at opencountry.net
Mon Jun 11 17:41:01 PDT 2001


In general, if you are in a bid situation, Oracle will do what it takes
to win a bid but they get you by the support license (that they never
discount).  

I don't know about Linux specifically but regard anything from them as a
Trojan horse designed to capture your budget.
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Aaron T Porter wrote:
> 
>         Oracle doesn't licence for specific OS's, and yes, you have to pay
> for linux just like every other OS. If you check out the Oracle online
> Store, you can try to get some price estimates, though the licensing
> scheme can get quite confusing and in practice people seem to get 20-40%
> discounts.
> 
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Eric Chiu wrote:
> 
> >  Is Oracle free on Linux?
> >
> > Does anyone know info about licensing for Oracle on Linux OS?
> 
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