- Posted by Alliance Technologies
Earlier this year Java SE licensing significantly changed and is no longer free for corporate use. If you have applications that require Java you will now be required to purchase a license from Oracle if you wish to receive updates or need support from Oracle.
You will most likely need to purchase licenses if any of the following apply:
- Youuse commercial features of Java SE
- You use Oracle Java SE v11 +
- You need support from Oracle
- You use Java SE versions for longer than 6 months
- You run unsupported Java SE in your environment
Java is still free under these conditions:
- For personal use on a desktop or laptop computer, such as to play games or run other personal applications.
- For development, testing, prototyping, and demonstrating applications, including to use by/with profilers, debuggers, and Integrated Development Environment tools.
- For use with some approved products, such as Oracle SQL Developer, or as an end user of a software application created by an approved product. (referred to as “Schedule A” and “Schedule B” Products in the OTN License Agreement for Java SE)
- With identified Oracle Cloud Infrastructure products.
To see Java licensing options visit Oracle’s website by clicking the link below.
For more information on Java licensing and distribution.