Java Licensing Report 2019

From January 2019 Oracle has charged commercial users to access updates to Java SE 8. Combined with other changes made by Oracle since 2017, this has naturally raised concerns that Java is no longer free.

However, although Oracle has indeed made some significant changes to Java licensing and distribution, the impact is much less than first feared.

Essentially, Oracle hasn’t started charging commercial users for any Java functionality or services that were historically free. Nevertheless, some organisations in the future may need to switch to a different Java distribution.

Download the Java report to learn more about how the licencing changes affect you and your company.