Oracle now accepts audit data from a non-validated Oracle compliance tool

We’ve long questioned the marketing hype surrounding ‘Oracle LMS validated tools’. They simply fail to offer a truly transparent license position report. Even Oracle acknowledges the shortcomings in the fine print:

“Oracle will accept information from any of these non-validated tools as a viable alternative to installing the Oracle Collection Tool. It’s important to note, however, that the installation and use of a tool from a verified vendor do not replace the possibility of an Oracle License Audit, nor do they revoke Oracle’s contractual right to perform one. The usage information gathered from these tools will still undergo analysis by Oracle to assess license needs and furnish the customer with a compliance statement.”

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