[OSM-talk] Oracle is changing Java's license how will it affect JOSM?

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 18:52:07 UTC 2018


It needs to be translated into English.  For example Long Term Support
means no new versions per three years.

" Basically, free Java 8 updates for commercial customers, such as game
developers, will cease in January 2019. After that date commercial
customers must have a licence to continue to receive the updates.

Free Java 8 updates for non-commercial uses, such as your home PC, will
continue until the end of 2020.

As of last September Oracle have moved to a LTS (Long Term Support) model
for Java with new LTS versions released every 3 years - the current Java 8
was released Sept 2017 so December 2020 will be the end of a three year LTS
cycle. "

Cheerio John

On 22 April 2018 at 14:40, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:26:13 -0400
> john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Someone who worked at Oracle has mentioned Oracle would like to be
> > out of JAVA by 2020 and that is the date for individual free licenses
> > to expire.
> Source?
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