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Re-Evaluate Your Java Strategy, Given Oracle’s Changes to Licensing and Support in 2019

Published: 17 April 2019

ID: G00384645

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas, Melanie Alexander, Rob Wilkes, Mark Driver, Kimihiko Iijima


Oracle has changed its Java technology support strategies, which may cost organizations that otherwise deployed Java SE for free in the past millions in support fees. Application leaders must quickly decide their future strategy for their Java platform.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine Your Java Licensing Exposure
    • Choose Your Future Java Strategy
  • Minimize Inhibitors That Restrict Your Options
    • JDK Version Dependencies
    • Third-Party Application Dependencies
    • Java Applet and Java Web Start Dependencies
  • Manage Other License Challenges Moving Forward
    • Be Aware of Field-of-Use Restrictions in the BCL

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