Oracle products are specifically designed to make it very difficult and costly to leave the platform given all their proprietary extensions to SQL and supported programming language and development tools.
If your application was designed with Oracle development tools you are likely completely S**t Outta Luck. But if all you did was use Oracle as an RDMBS and avoided all their lock-in traps you should be able to port to PostgreSQL.
But in most situations, Oracle is the Hotel California of platforms: "you can check in anytime you want, but you can never leave.." at least not without significant costs in porting which will be more painful and risky than to simply keep paying.....
Because of this the best option is usually to specify and enforce that Oracle *NOT* be used on any new or replacement projects while the organization just keeps paying and paying and paying on the systems that require Oracle.
There are a number of very good reasons that few Internet startups run out and buy Oracle for infrastructure use.
Otherwise, this a brilliant way to slow FOIA requests by profit making enterprises.
It doesn't work that way. And the IRS would like to have an expensive discussion with you about that.
Allowing individual lawsuits where the prevailing party pays will not bankrupt the vaccine makers UNLESS they've done something proveably wrong. And it will filter out the "nutters" who will end up paying the companies for bogus lawsuits. Only those parties who can prove harm with good science should prevail.
If the vaccine makers are doing their jobs right they have nothing to fear with reasonable legal protection. They only need to smash down a few suits and collect from those that could not prove their case.
This is not specifically about Autism and whether it is caused by vaccinations. It is about holding companies accountable for products that EVERYONE must use by government mandate.
The vaccine companies always talk about the "nutters." That's to keep any sensible discussion about holding the vaccine makers accountable from gaining any traction. But like the "nutters" were right about mass government surveillance and they are also likely somewhat right about government mandated injections. Those who profit from mandatory injections and vaccine manufacture and control need to held to a very high standard. Since the mid-80s vaccine companies have successfully avoided that responsibility. That must end.
It is the fact that the companies creating these vaccines are largely not culpable for their products that has driven the anti-VAX movement. FIX THAT or this law will be ignored.
As it is California legislators basically gave a free pass to all current parents whose children have already aged passed the ages they were supposed to get vaccinated. Those children do not have to be vaccinated.
The legislators did that to defuse the daily protests by parents.
It is really that simple. That means don't buy Dropcam or a Nest or any of the other "easy to use" everything is stored "in the cloud" IOT devices that are out there and are the most heavily promoted.
There are nwtwork security cameras you can secure easily and control the recordings of. There are also "home automation" devices that only talk to each other within a defined area using reasonable encryption. You just have to be very careful and research what you are buying.
I note that in my last visit to BestBuy every IOT and home automation device promoted was more useful to the company who manufactured it that was collecting all the customers data than to the customer.
You can program your home router to block all outgoing traffic except from devices you select and you will find that many IOT devices will no longer work if you block their ability to "phone home."
that does not exist is hidden within the system somewhere.
I guess it could be a backhaul for slow low priority internet traffic, but no customer in the 1st world would put up with the latency and lag given the current "centralized service" architecture of all internet services from Google, Facebook, WebMail, YouTube, "The Cloud" etc.
It could be great for bandwidth expansion with a more distributed network model than what we have now for Internet services. Email and file transfers that don't need instantaneous speed compared to interactive web pages would be natural uses for such a high latency service that would also need to be cheaper than faster terrestrial options.
And NoScript is fantastic except for all the care and feeding necessary to keep up with all the tricks the sites impose. And many sites now make it impossible to view their sites if you use NoScript.
HTML5 was developed advertising industry input built-in, so its even harder to avoid being tracked.
So now the choice is becoming be tracked or do not use the web.
How many Bavarian Illuminati does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Three: one to screw it in, and one to confuse the issue.