Paranoia



  • All this just to download the latest ODBC driver. At least they're consistent.. installing the thing was stupidly complicated too.



  • I saw the topic headline and couldn't resist taking a peek.



    Awwe, you mean I can't use oracle if I'm a drug trafficker?



  • Wow, following the law!  They're so paranoid!  Look at their
    tin-foil hats!  And not hiding it in the middle of a 75 page EULA,
    next to the "If you say bad things about us, you agree to give us your
    first-born child" terms, whatever will they think of next?  Those
    ker-azy guys at Oracle...



  • @AJR said:

    Wow, following the law!  They're so paranoid!  Look at their
    tin-foil hats!  And not hiding it in the middle of a 75 page EULA,
    next to the "If you say bad things about us, you agree to give us your
    first-born child" terms, whatever will they think of next?  Those
    ker-azy guys at Oracle...




    A bit cynical, perhaps?



  • Could be worse, you're not even allowed use Java to run a nuclear power plant.



    In fairness tho, most US manufactured thingies have similar warnings.
    How exactly one is supposed to use an ODBC driver to manufacture
    nuclear weapons is unclear, however.



  • They have this when you download anything from them, not just drivers. I thought it was pretty funny also, but I'm sure I have other software with the same laws. Anyone have a Sql Server EULA handy? :)



  • Oracle is considered to have affects similar to chemical and biological
    agents. Long term exposure causes heightened aggression, severe
    insomnia, and ultimately anneurism or cardiac arrest.



  • Yeah, their agreements are CYA to the 100th power.



    With the last clause, I guess we can assume that America doesn't use Oracle in their labs that produce our WMDs?



  • I noticed that a while ago. Since then I’ve noticed they’re not the only ones either, I’ve seen such agreements at at least two other big vendors’ sites, but damned if I can remember where.



  • @rsynnott said:

    How exactly one is supposed to use an ODBC driver to manufacture
    nuclear weapons is unclear, however.




    Read the API!! Man, what's the point in having documentation if no one is going to read it?



    ;-)


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