Highlights from the license: My thoughts. This is not free, not even as
in beer. Only good for a year. No production use (which is more
restrictive than no commercial use. IANAL) You have to pay when they
Quotes (with my bolding)
grants to you a no-charge trial license to use the pre-production beta
version of the Oracle Database Express Edition software, documentation and
product training (the "Software") provided to you by Oracle solely for
evaluation purposes until January 31, 2006. Either party may terminate
the license for the Software at any time. Upon termination, you shall
cease using the Software.
You may not use the Software for any commercial or production purpose.
You shall not: d) disclose results of any benchmark tests of any Software
to any third party without Oracle's prior written approval;
if and when the Software is released in production, you may acquire
licenses for the production version of the Software in accordance with
Oracle's then standard licensing and pricing terms and conditions (which,
at Oracle's sole discretion, may allow license of only some rather than all
of the features of the Software).
pgsql-general-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org wrote on 10/30/2005 01:24:52 PM:
> 'Oracle intends to release a free version of its database, a reaction
> to the growing competitive pressure from low-end open-source
> Your thoughts?
> Best regards,
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