Alex told me that there was a question and answer session (10 Nov 2004 for 90 Minutes) with the top management of Oracle Germany.
One question from the Oracle client's was:
What is Oracle's strategy with security patches?
The answer from Günther Stürner, VP database & server technology of Oracle Germany:
"The patchdays will come definitively. The open questions for Oracle itself are still:
When will Oracle start the patchdays and with what rate (biweekly, monthly,
quarterly or any other period of time)"
It still seems that after almost 3 months of a promised monthly patch schedule that Oracle chiefs are still not sure about what the actual schedule will be but Günther Stürner does seem sure that there actually will be a schedule.