This post has already been published in the past on the AMIS technology blog.
Once in a while a company wants to know if her Oracle development- and test- environments needs to be licensed. And in a lot of cases this question simply can be answered as: yes, these environments must be licensed. The cases in which these licenses are not needed, are quite rare and a company should verify this with her Oracle representative or an intermediary.
Recently I bumped into such a lucky company, and I thought it’s a good reason to write about this. And as always when talking about licenses please take notice of the disclaimer in this article.
In this post I will first shortly point out why development- and test-environments need to be licensed according to Oracle, try to explain the ‘OTN Development license’ , describe the case of the lucky company and point out some consideration to make the costs of the environments maybe more bearable.