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Can Oracle Database Enterprise Edition be used for Free under OTN agreement for development purposes

User_MKHQ0Jan 2 2023

I have read conflicting information regarding Oracle Database usage in development environments. Some people are saying that the development environment needs to be licensed and the least expensive option is NUP licenses. While the Oracle's licensing guide for DB says
"Customers may use Oracle Full Use licenses in a development environment. Customers also may download Oracle Database products from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at In order to download the Oracle Database product from OTN, customers must accept the terms of the OTN License Agreement. Subject to the full terms of the OTN License Agreement, this limited license allows the user to develop applications using the licensed products as long as such applications have not been used for any data processing, business, commercial, or production purposes. Customers may not use Oracle Database, as licensed under the OTN License Agreement, in connection with any classroom activity, internal data processing operations, or any other commercial or production use purposes"

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Added on Jan 2 2023
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