As of September 1, 2020, Oracle is ending the sale of first-price (1 to 5-year) maturity licenses for most of its on-site programs. Only for a limited number of “technology programs,” Oracle will continue to sell a one-year expiry license; End-users are no longer able to purchase a 2 to 5-year expiry license for these programs. Oracle typically sells software licenses on a permanent basis. Apart from this term “eternal,” Oracle has also offered the option to purchase expiry licenses for all of its programs. The list price of a maturity license is based on a certain percentage of the price of the indeterminate license. Annual maturity licenses were available for 1 to 5 years: many end-users will recognize the following situation: “They were classified as “non-compliant” in an audit due to the “involuntary use” of certain Oracle software.” This may include, for example. B, some database options and/or database management packages that have only been used for limited periods of time. In such situations, end-users generally do not intend to continue using the specific program and are therefore not willing to purchase an (expensive) indefinite license. Organizations that already have temporary licenses and continue to pay support for these licences will be supported until the end of their validity period. Deadline licenses are relevant to end-users in two specific situations. Oracle representatives have informed us that the number of maturity licenses sold in recent years has decreased.
That`s why Oracle focused on transferring its customers to Oracle Cloud, a strategic decision was made to eliminate maturity licenses. Technical assistance for all permanent licences amounted to 22% of the net indeterminate fee. This type of license appears to transfer the costs of capital expenditures to a subscription-based model. The notified mechanism for this new model is based on the size of the estate granted, and the fee provides databases and options regardless of infrastructure, server specifications or designated user populations. This dual use period is generally granted through fixed-term licences. Richard is one of the managing partners of B-lay. He began working in the licensing industry in 2004 and worked for nearly 10 years at Oracle as Regional Compliance Director. He uses his knowledge of enterprise software vendors (such as Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft) to train, equip and enable end-users of software to meet their challenges in proper software licensing management. Richard received a master`s degree in computer science from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Oracle has reportedly developed a new licensing model: Perpetual User License Agreement aka `PULA`. Despite the resemblance in the name, it looks very different from a Standard Oracle Unlimited licensing agreement.
Historically, discussions on business management would lead to a (retroactive) maturity licence for the unlicensed use period. Your Oracle account manager and LMS representative would look at the FIRST USAGE DATE, which is included in the output of the audit scripts you run on your systems, and use it as the start date of unauthorized use.