Links for 2018-09-26

  • Do not fall into Oracle’s Java 11 trap

    The key part of the terms is as follows: You may not: use the Programs for any data processing or any commercial, production, or internal business purposes other than developing, testing, prototyping, and demonstrating your Application; The trap is as follows: Download Oracle JDK (because that is what you’ve always done, and it is what the web-search tells you); Use it in production (because you didn’t realise the license changed); Get a nasty phone call from Oracle’s license enforcement teams demanding lots of money In other words, Oracle can rely on inertia from Java developers to cause them to download the wrong (commercial) release of Java. Unless you read the text/warnings/legalese very carefully you might not even realise Oracle JDK is now commercial, and that you are therefore liable to pay Oracle for Java.

    (tags: java licensing openjdk open-source oracle software jdk jre)

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