”Did you know that you should not download Oracle software from Oracle Technology Network in order to use it for production? If you do so you might not have full support!!!” This was new for me and I was very surprised when an Oracle Sales Consultant explained this to me recently. As he pointed out to me the only official place which you can use to download officially fully supported software is Oracle Edelivery !!! On this site you can download any Oracle product that is currently available to license.
I have doublechecked again about this statement and have contacted Oracle Pre-Sales in Switzerland in order to find out what is the truth.
A Pre-Sales manager in Switzerland asured me that it is not critical from where you down load and it is not relevant for support where you got the software from, OTN or edelivery. Nevertheless, there is not always the same software available on both sites.
O.K., this relativates the first statement and I can sleep more comfortable again.
This is what OTN tells us about the downloads from there:
On OTN software downloads are free, and each comes with a Development License that allows you to use full versions of the products only while developing and prototyping your applications (or for strictly self-educational purposes).
Read it carefully!