Oracle Database 18c XE now under the Oracle Free Use Terms and Conditions license

February 21, 2020 | 1 minute read
Gerald Venzl
Senior Director
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Today we announce the availability of Oracle Database 18c XE for Linux under the Oracle Free Use Terms and Conditions license. This new license is part of the XE RPM installer file and will be installed alongside Oracle Database 18c XE. The download of the RPM file requires no more click-through on the website! Users can now install Oracle Database 18c XE for Linux directly from the web via:

yum -y localinstall

The Docker build files and Vagrant boxes files for 18c XE have also been updated to take advantage of this change and no longer require the user to download the software first either!

This change has been requested by the community. Oracle continues its commitment to the community and will base future releases of XE, Windows and Linux alike, under the Free Use Terms and Conditions license as well.

Gerald Venzl

Senior Director

Gerald Venzl is a Senior Director of Product Manager for Oracle. During his career, Gerald has worked as a Developer, DBA, Performance Tuner, Software Architect, Consultant and Enterprise Architect prior to his current role, while still being active as a developer in his free time and on open source projects. This allowed Gerald to live several different lives in the IT sector, providing him with a solid understanding of the concerns in these individual areas while gaining a holistic view overall. Gerald focuses on advocating how to build systems that provide flexibility yet still meet the needs of the users.

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