Oracle lifetime support

I went to the UK Oracle User Group Unix SIG meeting yesterday. There was a lot of good stuff, as usual.

Something I had missed entirely (I have no idea how, to be honest) was that the ‘Oracle Lifetime Support’ policy has been published.

The significant changes from my POV is that 5 years after the General Availability date of Oracle software, CPUs and other software updates will have to be paid for on top of the existing support payments – at least that’s my understanding.

Details are here, and there’s also a handy table showing the different support levels here