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What You Need to Know About Oracle’s Java Licensing Changes

Fred Teekens
Apr. 26,2023 | Software Oracle Java

A significant change to Oracle's Java licensing policy was announced January 23rd 2023. The Java licensing changes are clearly designed to increase revenue for the company rather than provide for a greater or enhanced product. While most well-run businesses seek to increase revenue, with Oracle we must view with a critical eye however, as these types of initiatives typically don’t do much for the customer in the way of added value. In addition to the revenue bump these changes will impact for Oracle, they are clearly also designed to eliminate competition (also not in the customer’s favor). It is important to note that these changes do not ...

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Java: Like Being Free but Oracle Instead

Matt Ryan
Apr. 30,2020 | Software Oracle Java

Really, you must give credit where credit is due when it comes to creating new revenue streams. Oracle is seemingly the master at ‘making everything old, new again’ and conjuring revenue out of thin air where once there was none. With its acquisition of Sun (and by extension Java) in 2010, we should have known that it would only be a matter of time before a free platform was turned into a revenue stream. Over time, Oracle methodically added and modified the Java roadmap to lead us where we are now – the once noble and free Java SE is now lumped together with all the other Named User Plus and Processor licenses. With Java’s changes, also come ...

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