Named User Plus (NUP) is the primary user-based license and is available for select Oracle products. This license allows automatic batch processing of computer-to-computer data. This means that you (as the user of the first database) are not considered a named user of the data warehouse if you store data in a relational database and then stack it in your data warehouse that uses Oracle technology. We agree to license the Programs to you only on the condition that you agree to all the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. Read the terms carefully and select the “Accept License Agreement” button to confirm your acceptance. If you are not willing to be bound by these terms, select the “Decline License Agreement” button and the registration process will not continue. The Named User Plus license is calculated per user, with a user defined as any “endpoint” that receives or creates data from an Oracle database. This may also include people or systems, and as part of this license, you must comply with the Oracle User Minimums rule. If you have good Oracle licensing skills in-house, you may decide to know enough to optimize your Oracle licensing position internally. If you choose this option, you will still need technology that gives you a complete view of the Oracle software and databases you deploy, and we recommend that you centrally store license rights, contracts, and support documentation for easy reference at the time of an audit or audit. For more information about Oracle inventory and licensing management, see Certero for Oracle. Oracle support agreements add an extra layer of complexity to understanding your Oracle licenses.
This is mainly due to the fact that the historically agreed conditions are still valid and active today. You shouldn`t rely on your invoices to understand what your licenses entitle you to, because support invoices don`t convey all the complexities you need to understand. No, I didn`t have you in mind in terms of “ignorance” or “not being enlightened,” Niall. I consider what you have written to be irresponsible alarmism, not irresponsible alarmism, not ignorance. The mistake you keep falling into is that the license consists of more than 2 sentences! As I have said many times, read the license as a whole and the intent of the license is obvious (no commercial use). Then, if there is an apparent contradiction between two points of the license, interpret it according to the general orientation and intent of the license. The other mistake you keep falling for is saying that the license says, “You can only do X,” as if X were clear, black and white, and unable to be further developed. But this is not the case: X “produces a single prototype”. However, the process of making a prototype is not defined anywhere. And it is quite reasonable to say that before it is possible to build a prototype, you must first understand the product. which opens the door to learning at home.
In other words, that`s not the way you phrased it above. Rather, it is to say that you can only do X. but I will not define what X actually includes or excludes; You expressly cannot do Y; Z is certainly not the same as Y, so I am not expressly prohibited from doing so, but is it within the domain of X, which it would allow; And would that fit the general intent of the license? Yes, it is, so I can do it. It has nothing to do with what you or Hans have learned or not, in other words. It`s about whether what you`ve been taught is actually true in this situation. Oracle support agreements can be provided under perpetual licenses or subscription licenses. If you have perpetual licenses, your support will be billed separately per year. With a support contract, you can contact Oracle directly for assistance and have the right to use almost any of the latest versions of Oracle software, including all previous versions that are still supported. For some Oracle products, your support agreement may not give you permission to use them, so you should always check your terms and conditions. Most developers are aware of the concession Oracle offers as part of its Oracle Technology Network (OTN) – a free license to develop, test, prototype, and demonstrate any new application. But has Oracle set a trap to point out that full-use licenses are required to market and sell the app, even if no Oracle code is included? At Oracle, there are buried formulations that are too easy to overlook.
One of the terms is: “If you wish to use the Programs or your Application for any purpose other than as expressly permitted in this Agreement, you must obtain a valid license for the Programs from Oracle or an Oracle reseller under a separate agreement authorizing such use.” At first glance, this seems undisputed – if you go beyond the OTN license, you will have to purchase a full user license. Note, however, that the usage restriction applies not only to programs, but also to your application. It states that depreciation by obtaining an OTN license is a restriction on the subsequent use of your application, such as the commercialization .B. Programs may contain source code that, except as expressly licensed in this Agreement, is licensed for other purposes (e.B. under an open source license), is provided for reference only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and cannot be modified. When you license your Oracle products under Standard Edition One or Standard Edition, a processor is defined as equivalent to a socket. However, if you have multichip modules, each chip is defined as equivalent to one socket. If you have Named User Plus licenses (see User Licenses below), the minimum system requirements for the product come into play. The minimum system requirements are per processor and are calculated after determining the number of processors requiring licensing. Justin, Great idea. As part of this discussion, I wanted to mention a few examples of the types of documents I`ve always found useful, such as the Software Investment Guide and the recent 9.2 Cost Impact Leaving Extended Support document.
These are useful not only for developers or home users, but also for those who need to know what Oracle licenses mean for their business and don`t have easy access to legal services in their workplace. I`m sure the legal license would prevail, but such documents show Oracle as a business partner and not as an aggressor. Most of the companies I work with are very interested in fully meeting the licensing requirements – if they can understand them! Subscription licenses are supported by default. However, once your subscription period ends, your support agreement and oracle software usage rights will also apply. With Certero for Oracle, you can register your Oracle support contracts and create a calendar of all your license renewals. In a development environment, you can use all Oracle products and licenses as long as you download them from oracle Technology Network (OTN), for which you must accept an OTN development license. As you might expect, this is a limited license that gives you the right to develop applications with licensed Oracle products, but not to deploy them. “We”, “us” and “our” refer to Oracle America, Inc., for and on behalf of oracle and its subsidiaries and affiliates under common control. “You” and “Your” means the person or entity that wishes to use Oracle`s programs. “Programs” means the collection of software and documentation, tools, utilities and/or related software artifacts that you have chosen to download, install or use, as well as any updates or bug fixes provided by Oracle. “License” means your right to use the Programs under the terms of this Agreement. Named user licenses limit the number of people who can use Oracle on one of your servers.
This type of license is no longer available to new customers, but can be part of your existing Oracle license agreements. Application Specific Full Use (ASFU) licenses are sold by Oracle solution providers in conjunction with third-party application packages. An example may be purchasing an Oracle ASFU license from SAP AG so that you can use Oracle with a system such as SAP/R3. The following license is app-specific and cannot be used for anything else. I have reflected on the broader licensing issues that seem to have resurfaced this morning. The problem with Licensing Oracle is that it is a) written in the language of the lawyer and b) even if the terms are positive (you can do that), they seem to open up more negatives (but does that mean?). There is also a c) that there are discrepancies between the licenses. For example, Apex`s terms are less restrictive than JDev`s, although JDev is a free product (that`s not 100% true, but close enough for this discussion). How could Oracle help the situation? As a brainstorming: 1) Write a FAQ in simple English that has the Q&A approach to what you can and can`t do, written for technicians, not lawyers.
It could also correct discrepancies where Oracle intentionally made them different to explain the “why?” 2) Promote a point of contact where licensing issues can be raised without fear of reprisal. I think the 2nd point is covered by your friendly Oracle representative, but I guess not all local Oracle representatives are friendly as you can impact their market/win/clean bonuses.. .