Oracle JDK8 End of life and continued use without update

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at
Wed Jan 23 17:47:08 UTC 2019

On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 03:26, Md. Sarowar Alam <sarowar.cse at> wrote:
> Hi
> My apologies if this is not the correct mailing list.
> I'am(me or my company) using Oracle JDK8 for some web services.
> As public support for JDK8 is ending on January, 2019, is it possible
> continue using Oracle JDK8 without further update for commercial purposes?
> Or does a user need to subscribe to new model even though that user doesn't
> want to update?
> ----------------
> Best Regards,
> *Md. Sarowar Alam*

I would suggest switching to OpenJDK 8 builds to continue receiving security
updates. Builds may be included as part of your operating system (e.g. on
most GNU/Linux distributions) or you can look at downloading a build
from a provider such as AdoptOpenJDK (

Hope that helps,
Andrew :)

Senior Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (

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