Oracle extortion tactics
I think this belongs here
What a bunch of fuckers.
For some reason, CSS didn't load for that page. Man, is it ugly with no CSS. Almost as ugly as Oracle's licensing practices.
They also wanted a license for each person in Denmark because some road signs were using Oracle databases... it's crazy...google translate is your friend...
Maybe something was lost in the translation, but I gathered Oracle was actually trying to require a device license for each sign that accessed the database (the drivers use the signs to access the database, thus the signs need device licenses1), not a license for each driver. Apparently, they settled for a more expensive, unlimited-user CPU license for the database server(s).
1I'm not agreeing with Oracle's logic, just stating my understanding of their claim.
"og forlangte at bilister, der passerede de intelligente vejtavler, skulle tælles som brugere."
"and demanded that drivers that passed the signs should be counted as users."
Oracle wanted either a license per car (user) or a full CPU license for each of the 80 signs.
The traffic departement ended up paying for one full cpu license, for the actual db backing all of the signs.. Some 10k DKK  more than they initially paid. Oracle demanded millions (all cars are users OR full cpu license for each sign that displays data)
It seems that they had a unit license for each sign, but oracle suddently changed mind and that each sign required a full license...
6.5 USD = 1 DKK(why is there a strike under that insert ?)
pay a so-called full CPU license for each of the 80 signs
You're right; I missed that the first time. Maybe I shouldn't be posting at 01:48 local.
Filed under: does not look sleepy; it looks like crying.
Yeah, it changes it from a charge of a enough to employ a policeman or two into a charge of a few thousand bucks. That is, it'll grate hugely on departmental finance but they'll pay as opposed to kicking up a massive political stink.
I feel like this bears drawing attention to...
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Ahh! Spoiler that shit!
Done. I even detailsed it because I don't think spoilers actually work...
Why anyone uses Oracle seriously?
Why the link to
“Oracle Partitioning Policy,”is actually linked to the google search for it, and also what is
iain this line
In Oracle’s mind, using VMware like this means ia customer could? Journalists no longer proof read even in businessweek, good I wont feel bad next time I do not proof read myself