I have never used Oracle myself, nor have I read its license agreement,
but what if you didn't name Oracle directly? ie:

TPS             Database
112     MySQL
120     PgSQL
90      Sybase
95      "Other database that *may* start with a letter after N"
50      "Other database that *may* start with a letter after L"

As far as I know there are only a couple databases that don't allow you
to post benchmarks, but if they remain "unnamed" can legal action be

Just like all those commercials on TV where they advertise: "Cleans 10x
better then the other leading brand".

On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 00:22 -0500, Mitch Pirtle wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 08:21:09 -0500, Jeff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > 
> > If you plan on making your results public be very careful with the
> > license agreements on the other db's.  I know Oracle forbids the
> > release of benchmark numbers without their approval.
> ...as all of the other commercial databases do. This may be off-topic,
> but has anyone actually suffered any consequences of a published
> benchmark without permission?
> For example, I am a developer of Mambo, a PHP-based CMS application,
> and am porting the mysql functions to ADOdb so I can use grown-up
> databases ;-)
> What is keeping me from running a copy of Mambo on a donated server
> for testing and performance measures (including the commercial
> databases) and then publishing the results based on Mambo's
> performance on each?
> It would be really useful to know if anyone has ever been punished for
> doing this, as IANAL but that restriction is going to be very, VERY
> difficult to back up in court without precedence. Is this just a
> deterrent, or is it real?
> -- Mitch
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