Now that the dust has settled — how should you respond to Oracle’s Java license changes?

Summary In this podcast Dean Bolton and Michael Corey from LicenseFortress discuss Oracle’s recent changes to Java licensing. We detail exactly what has changed, provide practical tips on how to assess your potential exposure, and explore options for mitigating this significant risk. With organizations facing anything from a 2x – 10x increase in Java license […]

Vendor Software License Audits Have Become More Frequent. Are You Prepared?

Database Trends

With the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown just behind us, there has been a lot of dialogue regarding what different industries have experienced over the past year. Acknowledging this dubious anniversary, we sat down to collect our thoughts and share a few advisements with respect to our small corner of the legal and tech industry.

How to Build a Better Oracle Relationship: Stop Oversharing

Oracle relationship

Sesame Street and organizations like the Salvation Army might tell you that sharing is caring, but there are people you shouldn’t open up to. Examples might include the local busybody who peers in her neighbors’ windows, your co-worker who just might be gunning for the same promotion as you, and, most importantly, your Oracle sales rep.

“The thing to remember is; they’re not your friend,” says Michael Corey, co-founder, and chief operating officer of LicenseFortress. Always remember, this is a business relationship – and no matter how much your Oracle rep might personally like you, they are inextricably linked to Oracle.

Why the Oracle Perpetual ULA is Insidious

Oracle PULA

Ok, we’ll admit it. We like to encourage a healthy skepticism of Oracle Unlimited Licensing Agreements (ULAs) here at LicenseFortress, but we’re completely willing to admit that there are scenarios where adopting a ULA makes great sense. 

Why You Should Plan for Oracle’s End-of-Fiscal-Year Now

You know that guy (or gal) that starts their Christmas shopping in July? I bet they’re sitting in a comfy chair right now, smugly sipping eggnog with their feet up on a table, without a care in the world. On the other hand, the rest of us are collectively grimacing at the numbers displayed in our bank accounts, worrying whether our friends and family will get the gifts we’re sending them in time, and racing to get them wrapped and under the tree (or handed off to the right people) before Christmas morning.

Like an HMO for Your Licenses: Why You Need Preventative Legal Services

Imagine, for a moment, that you could inoculate your organization against audits or negative legal entanglements regarding your Oracle agreements. And have regular checkups that help anticipate which snippets – both in code and in language – might give your legal and IT teams grief, allowing you to act proactively and prevent them from actually becoming a problem.

Oracle Changes to Term Licenses: 4 Facts You Should Know

Near the end of the summer, Oracle announced that it was making a “strategic decision to eliminate on-premise term licenses,” effective September 1, 2020. Oracle states this decision was influenced by the organization’s new focus on cloud and an increasing number of on-premise clients moving toward perpetual licenses. This means that with a few exceptions, Oracle will no longer be offering on-premise term licenses. Perpetual licenses are not affected by this announcement, and existing customers paying support on their term licenses will remain supported through the end of their terms.