Oracle JDK8 End of life and continued use without update

Dalibor Topic dalibor.topic at
Thu Jan 31 16:44:26 UTC 2019


this mailing list is for OpenJDK JDK 8 Updates development, rather than 
for general Java support questions or discussions.

Since your question is about the Oracle JDK rather than what the purpose 
of the mailing list is, I'd first like to point you to the OTN forums as 
the proper place to go to discuss and ask questions about individual 
Oracle products, in general, and specifically 
for our Java community space.

Since your question is about licensing, the answer in the Java SE 
Subscription FAQ at 
also applies here:

"Where do I send feedback and/or questions for the Java SE Subscription?
If you are a customer, use My Oracle Support. If you are not a customer 
and have technical feedback related to Java SE, please visit  For all other inquiries related to sales, 
support, product and/or licensing, please contact us at "

Finally, I'd like to point you to the Oracle Java SE Releases FAQ at 
that would seem to answer a variant of your question with

"Q5: Can an update of Java 8, released before April 2019, and downloaded 
under the BCL, continue to be used after January 2019?

Yes.  You can continue to use any version of Java under the license 
terms under which it was provided to you.  New licensing for Java 8 
updates only applies to updates released under the new license after 
January 2019, starting with the April 16th, 2019 scheduled quarterly update.

Older public Java updates, going all the way back to Java 1.1, are 
available in the Java Archives.  These older versions are provided to 
help developers debug issues in older systems. They are not updated with 
the latest security patches and are not recommended for use in production."

For further inquires  about Oracle products and their licensing, please 
use .

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