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The End of Free Oracle Java SE

Oracle announced major changes to Java SE at end of 2017: a transition to a six-month version lifecycle, and the end of free support for business users. How should you prepare? Tamás Hegedüs published an article in

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Oracle announced changes to Java SE licensing at the end of 2017. Since these changes come into effect within a month, it is worth reviewing them and their effects in detail. Business users are going to feel the impact on two fronts. First, Java has transitioned to a six-month release cycle. Secondly, which is undoubtedly the more painful of the two, free public updates to Java SE 8 will not be available anymore and Oracle Java SE 11 is not going to be free for commercial use.

This will make a big difference, since Java is one of the most popular programming language and platform today.