Oracle Pool of Funds Agreements – whitepaper
An overview to support you in making decisions that are right for you
Oracle Corporation has sold its licenses for many years through its standard licensing models and metrics, but reintroduced approximately a year ago the so called “Pool of Funds” agreement. Some end-users can benefit of this type of license agreement where other end-users might not. But is everyone having a clear understanding of what such a Pool of Funds license agreement actually means? In order to support you in making such a decision, we believe that you first need to have a clear understanding of what the usage rights and their related support maintenance entails, what is expected from an end-user during the term and at the end of the Pool of Funds agreement, and what the potential risks can be of such an agreement.
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Richard is one of the managing partners at B-lay. He started to work in the license management industry in 2004 and worked for almost 10 years at Oracle as regional director of compliance. He uses his knowledge of enterprise software vendors (such as Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft) to educate, equip and enable software end users in their challenges regarding proper software license management. Richard holds a master’s degree in IT, from University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.