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JHeadstart developer licence

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I'm a freelance developer.
I need only one license.
Why Oracle is forcing me to buy 3 JHeadstart developer license?
  • 1. Re: JHeadstart developer licence
    Steven Davelaar Employee ACE
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    You can use the free evaluation version to learn and play with JHeadstart.
    Your customers should buy the licenses, you cannot buy a license and then use that for all your customers.

    Steven Davelaar,
    Jheadstart team.
  • 2. Re: JHeadstart developer licence
    841193 Newbie
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    Thanks for reply Steven,

    I read JHeadstart licence terms on Oracle JHeadstart FAQ page.
    The evaluation version is a fully functional version.
    There is one restriction, the JHeadstart Application Generator can only generate 10 view objects.
    10 view object very limited for my project. I need unrestricted licence for only development no production usage.
    Customers will not pay for unfinished project.
    When I sold project every customer will have to pay license fees.

    Regards,
  • 3. Re: JHeadstart developer licence
    Steven Davelaar Employee ACE
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    I am sorry, the only way to get unlimited version is to buy at least three licenses.

    Steven Davelaar,
    JHeadstart Team.
  • 4. Re: JHeadstart developer licence
    841193 Newbie
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    Thank you Steven,

    Oracle continues to lose money due to wrong licensing strategies.
    I will not recommend to my customers to invest in Oracle Systems.
    I will choose non-oracle platforms and non-oracle tools for new projects.


    Regards,
  • 5. Re: JHeadstart developer licence
    BradW Newbie
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    Blink!!! If this is for a small project, either the trial license will suffice or you can just use ADF. If it is for a large project, spending money can shell out for 3 licenses as it is a time SAVER. Doing quick math; less time + more value to client = project success. Thus, spending a bit of money (5K list) to deliver a product more quickly with a rich feature set makes sense to me. Plus, you might even get a break on the price if you actually went through the negotiation process (which is a bit painful from recent experience).

    This sounds like you under bid a fixed price project and don't have the funds to buy the tools to do the job.

    If that is the case, I don't see how this is Oracle's problem...

    Best of luck

    BradW

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