Java License Agreement Changes
If you asked for the answer to any of these questions, this blog might be for you. But first, let`s check what were the license changes of OracleS Java? Since Java Version 11 (specifically the release of JDK 11), the Standard Java edition is no longer available under the OBCL agreement. Instead, user fees (and related restrictions) are governed by the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) licensing agreement. Update on Java SE: www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javaseproducts/overview/ javasubscriptionfaq-4891443.html If you are an organization used to receiving free Oracle Java SE binaries, you can simply continue with the OpenJDK versions of Oracle, which are available in jdk.java.net. If you`re used to getting Oracle Java SE binary files for free as a personal or development user, you can continue to view versions of Oracle Java SE via java.com (personal users) and oracle Technology Network („OTN”) (developer). If you want to use Oracle JDK or Oracle JRE for other purposes, you need a Java SE subscription. Supported Customers of Oracle products can continue to recover their Oracle Java SE binaries from My Oracle Support (MOS) or Oracle Software Delivery Cloud (customers) and other sites. These programs were sold on a Nomd Plus and/or Processor User metric (Java SE Advanced Desktop was authorized only for a Nomd User Plus metric) in which you paid a net license and net support fee. This license model will no longer be available from January 2019. Instead, Oracle only makes its Java Standard Edition programs available by subscription: Java SE subscription and/or Java SE desktop subscription. Here are the main terms of the OTN licensing agreement in relation to the OBCL agreement: If you install Java on a VDI model, you must use a license per user? Frequently asked questions about Oracle Java Cadence – blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/update-and-faq-on-the-java-se-release-cadence But you should explore any third party to make sure they continue to provide Java updates as part of your contract. This means that you must not only identify all your Java instances, but also the products they have brought, if they exist – and then contact the different suppliers to discuss their Java support terms. Java SE consists of several functions and components and is available free of charge under the terms of Oracle`s binary code license agreement.
However, if any of the business functions developed by Oracle and made available with Java SE are used in a commercial, commercial or production environment, the corresponding license must be available.