Oracle JDK mostly will not be free going forward in production | Core Java Forum
Arun Shankar C Posted on 06/03/2019


Oracle JDK mostly will not be free going forward in production. So, currently in projects that I have deployed in production I have moved them to Open JDK. So any thing else also to be taken care ?

Please suggest.


Thank you.

Yogesh Chawla Replied on 26/03/2019

No Arun. Not as of now.

There is no official information on how much an Oracle commercial JDK license will cost and when this will be done and OpenJDK is also completely free like Oracle JDK as of now.

Just an FYI,

Oracle JDK’s builds from OpenJDK source code only so technically there is no major difference between Oracle JDK and OpenJDK.

OpenJDK is the official reference implementation of Java Standard Edition 7 or jdk 1.7(Oracle recommends using this term JDK to refer to the Java SE (Standard Edition) Development Kit).

But, since Java 10, the open-source reference implementation of the Java SE platform is the responsibility of the JDK Project. And, just like for the Oracle, the JDK Project will also deliver new feature releases every six months or so.

Apart from that all other tools licenses are the same as they currently are for ex. Eclipse is open source and free version only.