Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO
I was pleased when invited by the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) to write an article addressing some of the complexities of licensing Oracle in virtualized and cloud environments for the August issue of the NoCOUG Journal. My first thought was that the content would be much more rich and beneficial if I were able to leverage the experience of one of our expert legal partners. Pam Fulmer, who is a partner at Fulmer Ware LLP based in San Francisco, kindly agreed to participate in this discussion. House of Brick has consulted with Pam and her firm many times when helping customers with the sometimes difficult task of defending themselves in audit and/or license negotiation situations with Oracle.
The article is intended to build on the material already provided by Mohammad Inamullah in the February 2017 and May 2017 issues of the NoCOUG Journal. We will try to explore the topic more fully by taking a deeper look into the intricacies of Oracle licensing in virtualized and cloud environments. Pam and I will be taking a roundtable discussion approach to our responses. I hope that this format proves beneficial to the reader.