Public Service Announcement: Java Is Still Free!

Hi all,

With the recent changes to Oracle JDK distribution and support, there has been considerable uncertainty in the Java ecosystem. In particular, there is confusion over the rights to use Oracle JDK vs Oracle’s OpenJDK builds vs OpenJDK builds from other providers such as AdoptOpenJDK!

Working with the various providers, the Java Champions (an independent body of Java experts) have put together a comprehensive Java Is Still Free document on the changes. It also covers the choices you have going forward, and yes Java is Still Free!

The Java Is Still Free document has comments and suggested edit access switched on and will periodically be updated to reflect the latest accurate information. It is being Disseminated widely and we’d appreciate you sharing this with your colleagues and within your organizations.  Please do update the Disseminated doc when you do so!

Of course, we believe our AdoptOpenJDK binaries are a great choice.  As a reminder here is the Support policy for our binaries.


Martijn Verburg (On Behalf of LJC)