Oracle JDK8 End of life and continued use without update
dalibor.topic at oracle.com
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
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
https://java.com/report. 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 https://oracle.com/contact .
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