What Is Otn License Agreement
Interesting comments, Chris. For my part, I`ll take the demos for now and I`m sure Oracle will be there to tell me if I`m breaking laws! I`ve been thinking about what I`m doing with Oracle and most of my work is on site with my client`s licenses, then there are some self-learning at home and some experiences on which I blog or present them. None of this seems to me to break the spirit of licensing, although if I started selling software that I had written, or that I was going to do training with OTN downloads, that would be another thing. Most developers are aware of Oracle`s oracle Technology Network (OTN) concessions – a free license for the development, testing, prototype and detection of new applications. But has Oracle set a trap for full-use licenses to market and sell the app, even if no Oracle code is built in? At Oracle, there are a few buried formulations that are too easy to ignore. One of the conditions is: “If you wish to use the programs or your application for purposes other than those expressly provided for in this agreement, Oracle or an Oracle reseller must obtain a valid license for programs under a separate agreement authorizing such use.” At first glance, this seems unchallenged – if you exceed the OTN license, you need to get a full use license. However, note that the restriction of use does not only pass through the programs, but also through your application. It states that the amortization of an OTN license is a restriction on the subsequent use of your application, such as. B marketing. Hello Howard First of all, I agree that DBAs should have their heads around the subject because it is important not to expose their organizations to risks.
I also think Oracle developers need that knowledge — I see a series of inconsistencies in Apex and JDeveloper licenses that could catch up with people if they didn`t check. But the fact that DBAs, developers, etc., are not lawyers and are not necessarily trained in such areas, will always ask them (or some): “What does it mean in English?” because they are afraid of the lawyer (like all of us – who wants to be prosecuted?). I bet those who have English as a second language also find it difficult….