The definitions “Oracle” refer to Oracle America, Inc. “you” and “you” to (a) a company or organization (entity) that accesses the Programs when the use of the Programs is on behalf of that entity; or (b) a person who accesses the Programs when the use of the Programs is not made on behalf of a company. The “Contractor” applies to your representatives and contractors (including, but not limited to, external outsourcing). “Program(s)” means the Oracle software provided by Oracle pursuant to this Agreement, as well as any updates, error fixes, and/or program documentation provided by Oracle. “Program Documentation” means program user manuals and program installation manuals, if any. Where appropriate, program documentation can be provided with the programs and/or can be accessed via www.oracle.com/documentation. “Separate Terms” means the separate license terms specified in the program documentation, readmes or information files and applicable to separate licensed third-party technologies. “Licensed Third Party Technology” means Third Party Technologies that are licensed under separate terms and not under the terms of this Agreement. With the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle also began selling hardware solutions. Delivery, warranties, and hardware liabilities are clearly different from those of software (as Oracle has sold them up to that date). As a result, Oracle moved from its OLSA to a new licensing agreement structure at the end of 2013: the Oracle Master Agreement (OMA).
In this article, we focus on one software vendor, Oracle, and discuss the different types of licensing agreements that Oracle had in the past, and explain the current licensing agreement that Oracle uses today: the Oracle Master Agreement (OMA). The OMA itself contains the terms and conditions under which Oracle sells its software and/or solutions. Different and specific schedules – which are an integral part of the agreement – specify the concepts, conditions and conditions specific to the specified product and / or service. Open source software For software that you receive from Oracle in an open source licensed binary form that gives you the right to obtain the source code of that binary, you may obtain a copy of the corresponding source code from oss.oracle.com/sources/ or www.oracle.com/goto/opensourcecode. If the source code of this software was not provided to you with the binary, you may also obtain a copy of the source code on physical media by submitting a written request in accordance with the instructions in the “Written Source Code Offer” section of the latter site. Oracle License Rights and Restrictions grants you a non-exclusive, non-negotiable, limited license to use the Programs internally, subject to the restrictions set forth in this Agreement, exclusively for your business operations and for any third-party training in connection with that activity. You may authorize your Contractors to use the Programs, provided that they act on your behalf to exercise the license rights granted in this Agreement, provided that you are responsible for compliance with this Agreement during such use. You have a written agreement with your contractors that strictly limits their right to use the Programs and otherwise protects Oracle`s intellectual property rights to the same extent as this Agreement. They may make copies of the Programs to the extent reasonably necessary to exercise the license rights granted in this Agreement. You can write a copy of the programs for backup purposes. The ALT identifies and defines a number of Oracle licensing conditions and technologies that can be bundled with certain Oracle applications (z.B. E-Business Suite).
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