Are licensing fees to Oracle required for the Java version shipped with OpenEdge?


Article Number000088672
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: 10.x, 11.x
Platform: Windows, Linux, Solaris
Other: Oracle (Sun) JAVA
Question/Problem Description
Is it required to pay licensing fees to Oracle for the Java version shipped with an OpenEdge version?
Is the Java version shipped with OpenEdge still free?
Is the Java version installed within the OpenEdge installation is subscription licensed or must licensing fees be paid to Oracle

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Clarifying Information
From the Oracle web site:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Java still free?

The current version of Java - Java SE 9 as well as Java SE 8 - is free and available for redistribution for general purpose computing. Java SE continues to be available under the Oracle Binary Code License (BCL) free of charge. JRE use for embedded devices or use of commercial features may require a license fee from Oracle. Read more about embedded use of Java SE or contact your local Oracle sales representative to obtain a license.

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Defect/Enhancement Number
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)

Last Modified Date2/20/2019 9:34 AM

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