Do I need a Java SE subscription?

Oracle now requires that all commercial users of Java SE purchase an annual Java SE subscription to obtain any future patches and updates, or other support services, for Java SE release 8 or higher. Update 202 (8u202) is the last free public update for Java SE Version 8.

Do I need to pay for Java SE?

Java SE 8 remains free of charge for general purpose desktop and server use and is available under the Oracle Binary Code License (BCL) at https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/javase-downloads.html.

Does Java SE require a license?

You can use the components of Java Standard Edition (e.g. JDK, JRE, JavaFX, JRockit JDK) internally within your organization for running your applications (either your in-house developed or third-party application) without any license requirement.

What is the Java SE subscription?

Java SE Subscription is a monthly license and support solution for your Java SE Desktop, Server, and Cloud needs. It provides the same features as Java SE Advanced, but in a more convenient offering. It provides more flexibility in how and when you manage your upgrades and updates to Java SE Applications.

Who needs a Java subscription?

Oracle now requires that all commercial users of Java SE purchase an annual Java SE subscription to obtain any future patches and updates, or other support services, for Java SE release 8 or higher. Update 202 (8u202) is the last free public update for Java SE Version 8.

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Which Java version is free for commercial use?

Oracle JDK 17 and later is available under the Oracle No-Fee Terms and Conditions License which permits free use for all users. Oracle JDK 11, Oracle JDK Java 8, and Oracle JRE with Java Web Start in Java 8, are available to Oracle Customers via My Oracle Support and also under the OTN License Agreement for Java SE.

Is Java SE and JDK same?

JDK is the Java Development Kit, JRE is the Java Runtime Environment, Java SE is the standard edition, and so on.

Are older versions of Java free?

Since the java 8 update at April 16, 2019 8u221, all versions and updates for (java 8,9,10,11,14) has no cost just for personal use and development purposes. Any other use, needs a Commercial License.

Is Java free for educational use?

An example would be opening a web page or developing an application for education. For any usage outside of this, a valid license must be in place. Java SE is made up of several features and components and under the terms of the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement, these are available free of charge.

Is Java free on PC?

Java 17 LTS is the latest long-term support release for the Java SE platform. JDK 17 binaries are free to use in production and free to redistribute, at no cost, under the Oracle No-Fee Terms and Conditions. JDK 17 will receive updates under these terms, until at least September 2024.

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