Good evening everybody,

I am planing to dive into the oracle database world. Additionally, I want to develop some tools, which make my life easy by checking and modifying information in different tables.

Since I would develop the tools in C#, I found the Oracle Data Provider for .NET Managed Driver, which seems to be really nice.

Before using it, I have some questions:

For me it is not clear, if I could also use my tools at customer side? Or could I give the tool to some customer to help him or does it lead to a license problem already? What about selling the tool? For me it is hard to interpret the answers from the license text.

I hope you can help me.

Best regards Seth


Oracle Data Provider for .NET FAQ

Q: I bundle ODP.NET with an application I've built, which I want to distribute or sell. Does Oracle charge licensing fees for this?

A: In most cases, Oracle does not charge any fees for distributing the Oracle client nor ODP.NET with a third-party application. However, it is best to consult the licensing agreement from which you acquired rights to the Oracle software. If you purchased Oracle licenses directly from Oracle, consult your Oracle licensing contract or your Oracle sales representative. If you downloaded ODP.NET from OTN, consult the licensing agreement that you agreed to prior to downloading the software.

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  • You post sounds like I can use my own tools, which would use the odp.net managed driver, for my self, at the company I am working for and at customer side without hurting any license. Regarding your post it seems like I could even sell it without hurting any license. But regarding to link it is hard to say (at least for me), if I can do all those things without hurting the license. – SethM Nov 29 '16 at 18:13
  • Do you know, if I can use this managed driver for free or do I need to buy any license? Based on my link, do you think I could use my tools, which would use the odp.net managed driver, the at the company I am working for and also at customer side? What about selling? It would be really nice, if you could share your thoughts about my questions. – SethM Nov 29 '16 at 18:15

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