Oracle Java changes subscription offering

As of January 2019, Oracle will require business users to obtain a commercial (subscription) license to receive updates for Oracle JDK.

So how does this actually impact Yellowin? Well in essence, very little, if at all.

There is a sleuth of info online, though we've done our best to summarise the main points.

  • If you're using Oracle SE 8 or later, you will not recieve future updates unless you get a subscription
  • OpenJDK is a viable alternitive. We do have many clients using this from the get go.
  • From Java 11 forward, Oracle JDK and Open JDK will essentially be the same, with just some cosmetic/package differences

If you want to read more about Yellowfin and supported Java releases, please see the following article

If you want to do further reading of this, you can check the following articles:
https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/overview/index.html
https://upperedge.com/oracle/using-java-heres-how-oracles-new-2019-java-se-licensing-affects-you/
https://miroconsulting.com/blog/java-updates-will-require-a-commercial-license-for-businesses-after-january-2019/

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