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Re: LSB and Debian, Commercial perspective


On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 09:37:00AM -0700, C. R. Oldham wrote:
> Well, some of us do need Oracle for business reasons.  And while I'm an
> opensource advocate and choose opensource technology whenever it makes

alter that to "whenever possible" for me, please.

> sense, Oracle is a darned good database, with fairly good support. (if
> you can afford it)

In general, I can from a business plan perspective, BUT:

> Now, back on topic, I'm pretty sure that Oracle's unspoken policy is
> that if you have Oracle on Debian (a non-certified platform according to
> them) your support contract is still good up to a point.  As soon as you

When I lately asked Oracle about Debian and a support contract, they
said: "We don't support Debian." To my question, what would happen
if I buy a support contract, they said, that there will be no support
even if I pay a 24x7 support contract, so I can as well throw the
money down the sewer.

> run into anything that might be distribution-related Oracle Support will
> bill you T&M to resolve the issue.

They gave the appearance of wanting to not deal with the issue at
all, rather than resolve it on an hourly rate basis, which I consider
MUCH WORSE. That effectively rules out Oracle on Debian when a
support contract is required for any reason(s).


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