OpenEdge 11 currently makes use of Java 8
or earlier. Any Java version from Java 8 and earlier does not require a Java paid license.
Java SE 8 is embedded with the OpenEdge install media, which we deliver free of charge. There are no license fees to be paid by Progress customers. At the time of writing (December 2018), Java SE 8 updates can be freely downloaded from Oracle. Java 8 JDK, up to the last commercially available (no cost) version at the end of 2018, continues to be shipped free of charge.
For further details please refer to the attached "Oracle Java Support Changes.pdf"
This document was published by Progress Product Management (December 2018) to discus the impact both on OpenEdge developers and users of OpenEdge applications and the changes from Oracle which become effective January 1, 2019.
The investigation and determination of using OpenJDK instead is anticipated to be made before end of Q1 CY2019 (as this document advises)