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In Oracle v. Rimini Street Litigation, Old Contract Language Still Counts

Published: 09 April 2014

ID: G00263055

Analyst(s): Bob Igou, Pat Phelan

Summary

Recent court rulings clarify one portion of a legal complaint filed by Oracle against Rimini Street. IT leaders should consider software license restrictions as they make decisions about using third-party application services.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Background on Recent Court Rulings

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Rimini Street customers with site restrictions in their Oracle licenses are impacted by the court ruling if Rimini Street is hosting a copy of the customer's software for test/development purposes; customers with licenses that restrict third parties from making copies of the software code may be impacted
  • Rimini Street customers may not be affected by the court ruling on site restrictions if their license permits third-party software copies for test/development, or if Rimini Street uses customer-hosted test/development instances
  • Customers using any third-party service providers of cloud, hosting, outsourcing, remote upgrade, customization or software maintenance services may be impacted if software licenses contain site restrictions or limit who can make software copies

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