On Wednesday 20 April 2005 03:34, Nicolas Mailhot
If you are a dev shop building apps on top of Oracle (apps that will
then be sold to wealthy corporations that will shell $$$$ for Oracle
licenses) Oracle will let you install as many Oracle setups as you like
(they realise this helps selling their products)
If you want to host these free developer instances on RHEL Red Hat will
enforce through up2date a full license per dev/test system.
$349 list price for ES basic edition doesn't sound too expensive really.
If you have a large number of machines then the thing to do is to call sales
and get a quote, there are bulk discounts.
Especially if you try to optimise
hardware occupation by having multiple separate system images (one for
every Oracle version you want to support, for example) and RHN wants to
charge you one license per system image (even though they are all on the
same physical hardware and can not be run separately)
Fair point. Have you spoken to sales about this?
Now since you can't run RHEL, you will run FC or Centos or
once you've qualified your product on this other Linux version, how long
do you think it will take some beancounter to realise you can sell your
product on this other Linux system, and avoid paying RH altogether ?
(remember, less $$$ for RH = more customer $$$ available for your part
of the system)
Selling Oracle on Fedora or Centos is not an option. Oracle doesn't support
them, so anyone who pays for Oracle will want to pay for RHEL.
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