I could also use this update. Is there really no other way to get it other than by having a service contract?
I'm just trying to resurrect/update an ancient system that I inherited. So my budget is essentially 0, or close enough to it as makes no difference.
Is there really no other way to get it other than by having a service contract?
Oracle owns all the intellectual property they purchased from Sun and as such they make the rules. We may not necessarily agree with their decision(s) on this but that's their privilege.
Perhaps it's time to scavenge parts from that box, then seal it up and make a custom aquarium out of it.