Reply to post: Re: Not a surprise.

Judge tosses NEC's claim that Oracle salespeople tricked it into using the wrong software license prior to audit

Cederic Silver badge

Re: Not a surprise.

On top of that is the "We have the right to audit your use" part of all their contracts.

Companies don't fear the cost of licensing Oracle products. They fear the cost of dealing with an Oracle audit, even when they know they're complying with the licence.

Now add in the uncertainty inherent to every Oracle licence, as it's nigh-on impossible to properly understand them, and there's a good chance the audit will find something that Oracle can claim you need to pay extra for.

They may or may not be right, but really it's nicer not to have to spend the time finding out.

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