Oracle tutorials at work, does it need licenses?

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I got a Trainee-position with a large oraganisation and have started to understand that trainee in this case is going to mean "training myself". I'd like to do some Oracle tutorials, for this I would need a local installation of some Oracle software - im not even alowed to install Mozilla on my own here so Oracle products is going to take some serious convincing. I need to know for certain that it's ok to intall local versions of the SOA suite, JDeveloper and possibly Oracle 10g on my work computer without licenses even beeing and issue. I spoke to an Oracle sales person about it but he stopped answering my emails when I didn't want to say what company I was working for. (provision based salaries makes for great service....) I'd be extremly thankfull for a helpfull answer. /Best Jay

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If you are going to use the software only for self-educational purposes, it is ok to download and install almost any Oracle software (including SOA suite, any version of the database and JDeveloper).

This is from the <a href=”http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/index.html”>Oracle’s Software Downloads page</a>:

“All software downloads are free, and each comes with a Development License that allows you to use full versions of the products at no charge while developing and prototyping your applications (or for strictly self-educational purposes). In some cases, certain downloads (such as Beta releases) have licenses with slightly different terms. You can buy products with full-use licenses at any time from the online Store or from your sales representative.”

Additionally, there is a free version of the Oracle Database (Express Edition, XE), which you can use even for production environments, and JDeveloper is also free to use with the exception of the Oracle WebLogic Server.

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  • Janetsson
    Thanks a lot, this was exactly the URL i needed. I've been researching this for ages now without being able to find this simple info. Guess I need a google tutorial as well... Next step is getting just one of my hundreds off bosses to actually read this. Trying to suport BPEL application developers on heavely customized Weblogic servers is pretty hard as it is.
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