Java is still free
About a month ago, I was preparing my OracleOne talk and tripped on a slide. I was trying to explain the new delivery process and how long the support of each version will last.
It wasn’t that clear at all.
So, I asked my fellow Java Champions about it. It triggered a discussion about the fact that it is indeed quite misunderstood.
We got together. Or to be honest, Martijn led the way and wrote an article to clarify the situation. We then made multiple suggestions and corrections. Representatives of the main OpenJDK providers were also involved.
- Azul (actual supporter of )
- Oracle (obviously)
- RedHat (actual supporter of Java 8 and 11)
So I now consider the document a must read for anyone interested in Java.
Is Java still free? Yes, it is.