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1/14/2015 | 10:23:38 AM
"No comment" on licensing and audit practices
Oracle executives had no comment yesterday when I asked them, during a press conference with a handful of reporters, whether Oracle licensing and audit practices might change in the wake of Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) calls for reforms. CCL says its surveys show Oracle customers give the compapny poor marks on this front and want better communications and more transparent licensing terms and audit requirements.

CCL suggests that customers will be reticent to follow Oracle into the cloud (where the company currently gets 5% of its revenue) until it improves on-premises license and audit practices. I really doubt that's the case, but it wouldn't hurt Oracle to improve communications and move enterprise licensing out of a 1970s car dealership buying mentality. Transparency and predictablity is what customers want! Not inconsistent answers and gotchas on unintended use of features.

 


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