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Category: JAVA

Oracle Java 17 Is Free To Use

“Oracle is making the industry leading Oracle JDK available for free, including all quarterly security updates.  This includes commercial and production use.” That is a direct quote from Oracle’s Tuesday, September 14, 2021 announcement. What this means for you is that if you can, you might upgrade and then use Oracle Java 17 free of charge for internal applications. This is because all the versions preceding Oracle Java 17 are for-fee. For Java 8, the last free public release is […]

Oracle JDK (Java Development Kit) Free for Use

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Oracle announced that it is making its “Oracle JDK available for free” even for commercial and/or production use, but the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) is still a licensed product for a fee That’s welcome news. Let’s examine what that means. First off, this is only the Java Development Kit or “JDK” which again will be a separate download. Since Java SE 10, there has been a single download, but Oracle will now make the JRE […]

Oracle Proposes Retroactive Subscription Fees for Java and Announces New “Java Management Service”

Oracle Sales Teams Have Started Talking to Their Clients About Paying Retroactive Subscription Fees at the Same Time as The Company Has Launched It’s New “Java Management Service” Oracle has introduced a cloud service on June 9, 2021, named “Java Management Service.” This service offers a “single pane of glass” to manage Java deployments across the enterprise including both cloud and on-premise deployments. It tracks workstations, servers, and even third-party cloud services. It is designed to provide some insight on […]

Java: New Licensing Changes in Latest Oracle Java Update

Oracle has determined how it will treat both developer users and personal users of its Oracle Java. Both Development users and Personal users (for games, etc.) will enroll in the Oracle Technology Network (“OTN”) by virtue of agreeing to the terms and conditions whenever they opt to download the program or an update. Personal Users It is important to understand how Oracle defines personal use. It does so with the following per the terms and conditions of the OTN: “Personal […]

Exclusive: Oracle clarifies Java Licensing with WebLogic & Solaris

Miro Consulting has received confirmation from Oracle regarding the use of Java with Solaris & WebLogic. Using Java for commercial devices now requires a Java license from Oracle WebLogic & Solaris ship with Java embedded as part of the software Users do not need a Java license for the use of WebLogic and/or Solaris, it’s included as part of the WebLogic and/or Solaris license The WebLogic and/or Solaris license does not cover the use of Java for any other purpose, […]

Java Licensing for IBM

IBM, or other Vendor, Hardware and Software users may not be immune to Oracle Java changes The short of it:  If you have downloaded a version of Java from java.com, it’s Oracle Java. Since January 2019, Oracle requires subscriptions for any updates, including security updates, for Oracle JDK.  Please refer to Miro’s previous blog post on Oracle’s announcement:  Java updates will require a Commercial License for Businesses after January 2019 In addition to Miro’s previous blog post, IBM made a […]

Java updates will require a Commercial License for Businesses after January 2019

Java is one of the most widely used programming language for developing and delivering mobile applications, games, web-based content, and enterprise software. Oracle has provided free public updates of Java SE since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010. As of January 2019, Oracle will require business users to obtain a commercial (subscription) license to receive updates for Oracle JDK Java SE Public Updates Oracle announced that effective January 2019, public updates for business, commercial, or production use of Oracle […]

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