When buying licenses for Oracle, the first year support is mostly part of the deal. After that, a Customer may decide to stop paying for the yearly technical support of the Oracle licenses. The consequences of that decision is not always clear to customers. Most OLSA’s will contain the sentence “If you decide not to purchase technical support, you may not update any unsupported program licenses with new versions of the program.”
This is correct, but there is more to think of. This post will cover the elements that should be considered when deciding on stopping the support.