How to avoid getting sued in your Oracle-to-the-cloud migration

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Over the last several years, Oracle developed a reputation for litigiousness with its own clients:  In 2018, the company allegedly threatened customers of on-premises software with usage audits, suggesting those customers could avoid the potentially quite high of audit compliance by moving to the cloud, The Information reported.

The Information names “oil and gas exploration company Halliburton, toy maker Mattel and electricity provider Edison Southern California” as rejecting cloud-powered service deals proposed by Oracle. It also names the 2015 Mars settlement, in which Oracle contended that VMware’s Live Migration technology makes Oracle software “available for use,” for which Oracle contended Mars was liable for licenses on all of the candymaker’s virtual environments—despite Live Migration not being enabled.

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