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> Q. If you don’t let customers reverse engineer code, they won’t buy anything else from you.

> A. I actually heard this from a customer. It was ironic because in order for them to buy more products from us (or use a cloud service offering), they’d have to sign – a license agreement! With the same terms that the customer had already admitted violating. “Honey, if you won’t let me cheat on you again, our marriage is through.” “Ah, er, you already violated the ‘forsaking all others’ part of the marriage vow so I think the marriage is already over.”

What a thoroughly nasty comment. She is comparing her customer with someone who is cheating on their spouse. Disgusting.




She also missed the fact, that there are things called laws. If the non-overridable (cogent) clause in the law says I can do reverse engineering for purpose X, I can do that and what is in license agreement is not relevant at all.


The scorn for customers in general is palpable. Why is Oracle even allowing this person to be a voice for their brand?


> Why is Oracle even allowing this person to be a voice for their brand?

Because her text will probably only infuriate people that will arguably never be Oracle customers?


> Because her text will probably only infuriate people that will arguably never be Oracle customers?

As a sysadmin with customers who run oracle, and who put some stock in what I say, I can say I am more likely to warn people away from oracle in the future. While in some companies, tech purchasing decisions are made by suits with little or no input from techies, that's not universal.


If Oracle won't sick the sales people on your upper managers if they even get wind that someone at the company want's to move away, you're just not a large enough customer and Oracle doesn't give a shit if you move.


As if Oracle's practices shouldn't have already warned you away. If this is what set you off...


I can only assume you've never dealt with Oracle. This is Oracle. Once your business is reliant on their products, this is how they act, because they can.


Could this rather be a reply to https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10040366 ?


Could be a ploy like how many scammers use poor spelling and grammar so that they don't waste their time chasing up people too smart to fall for the scam.

Except it is if you are really concerned about security or have a backbone Oracle don't want to waste time on trying to sell to you.


Considering the post is down, maybe they've "done something about it" already.




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