Oracle Java Licensing Information

Last update: 18 December 2018

Information

Due to changes in the licensing program for Oracle Java valid by January 2019, customers are required to license Oracle Java for business, commercial or production use. This will apply for all public updates for Oracle Java SE released after January 2019.

https://java.com/en/download/release_notice.jsp

According to the mentioned Oracle article, the Oracle Java versions listed in the Software Product Information (SPI) of all currently released Fabasoft Folio and Fabasoft eGov-Suite versions are not affected of the terms of the new licensing program.

To avoid mandatory (Oracle Java) license fees in the future, Fabasoft is planning to migrate to a free and open-source implementation of the Java platform. From the current point of view, the following roadmap will be pursued:

 

Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS)

  • OpenJDK (which will be maintained by Red Hat)

 

Microsoft Windows (the following projects are currently evaluated and a decision will be met during ongoing development)

  • Amazon Corretto (maintained by Amazon)
  • Adopt OpenJDK (maintained by the AdoptOpenJDK community)

 

From the prospective point of view, this new Java support will be released for the following (upcoming) versions:

  • Fabasoft Folio/eGovSuite 2019 (working title)
  • Fabasoft Folio/eGovSuite 2017 R2

The upcoming support of an open Java platform will not be released for Fabasoft Folio 2016 and Fabasoft eGov-Suite 2016.

Supported versions will be listed in the Software Production Information document (SPI) of the corresponding version.

Please consider this information especially if you are using project specific implementations, or if you have dependencies to other Java implementations. A premature evaluation of your implementation concerning side effects is advised.
 

This article is subject of change and will be updated as matters progress.