That is the only conclusion I can come to out of this wacky ruling. A huge warning to everyone, if you put your data in Oracle Spatial, you may never get it back out because it ceases to be data and turns into software.
On a side note, clearly you don’t want me to live in your town our county. I grew up in Orange County and now live in Tempe. Possibly it is I who causes data to be locked away.