Following the introduction of the Internet, where licenses could be ordered through an online store, Oracle modified the SLSA in Oracle`s licensing and service agreement. Like SLSA, OLSA established the terms and conditions of sale in which Oracle sold its software and/or solutions. The OLSA was a transaction-based agreement that was included in each licensing agreement. Unlike Microsoft`s agreements, there is also no “version control language” in the OMA to determine which specific documents were included in the agreement. This fact gives Oracle an excellent opportunity to change the conditions without or with little announcement. It is important to understand the terms of your existing license agreement (SLSA, OLSA, OMA) to ensure that you are aware of the rights and obligations you have and how waivers may affect licensing. Any reference to an online source (as contained in your licensing agreements) must be closely monitored in order to track your rights and obligations. Failure to manage the terms of a licensing agreement below which certain licences have been acquired can have a huge financial impact. There are examples that we have seen in our end users, where a single word of an agreement has been misunderstood and which has led to a huge financial risk for non-compliance. All Oracle (OD) order documents are subject to a licensing agreement that has been previously signed and accepted.
The license agreement sets out the “general terms” for all licenses, media, hardware or cloud that apply in violation of this license agreement. Any deviation from these general terms, known as “non-standard conditions,” is included in the original order document. Oracle Master Agreement is the current agreement that Oracle still uses today. The OMA was created to have a unique agreement for Oracle customers to support the various business lines within Oracle (e.g.B. licensing, hardware distribution, sales support, cloud sales, Consulting Sales and University Sales, etc.). Following the introduction of the OMA, the doubling of the general conditions was reduced to a minimum and the readability of the agreement was increased. In this article, we will focus on a software company, Oracle, and discuss the different types of licensing agreements That Oracle had in the past, and we will explain the current licensing agreement that Oracle uses today: the Oracle Master Agreement (OMA). A licensing agreement may contain standard clauses, but also negotiated clauses by default.
(4) Various program-specific documentation packages, which are identified and also available under: oracle.com/contracts (3) The “Program-Related Service Offerings” document, also available at: oracle.com/contracts As particular due to the large number of Oracle acquisitions, the number of different terms and conditions for the various agreements (legacy) that Oracle and its customers had to manage between their companies has increased considerably. With the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle has also started selling hardware solutions. The delivery, warranties and commitments of the hardware are clearly different from those of software (as Oracle has sold so far). As a result, at the end of 2013, Oracle moved from its OLSA to a new licensing structure: the Oracle Master Agreement (OMA).