Oracle Java: the most common license compliance issues seen – Conclusion

Java is one of the most popular programming languages, specifically designed to have as little implementation dependencies as possible. Java is intended to let application developers “write once, run anywhere”. This means that compiled Java code can run on all platforms that support Java without the need for recompilation.

Over the last few weeks we have given you an insight into what you should be taking into account when managing the deployment and usage of your Java software programs. We have looked at free of charge vs. commercial use, when commercial features are to be licensed, what is part of the different available commercial Java licenses and what other Oracle licenses include the right to make use of Java.

It is clear that end-user organizations should be aware of which specific Java software programs are required to be licensed separately vs what Java software programs can be used free of charge and in what circumstances this applies.

Don’t underestimate the importance of having access to proper license management knowledge. If you do not have the right knowledge, don’t be surprised if, during the course of an Oracle audit, you will be found non-compliant.

Our series of articles about Oracle Java licensing and more can be found in our white paper “Oracle Java – The most common license compliance issues seen ”. Our white paper format is mobile friendly, so you can easily read it on your tablet or mobile phone.

If you are in need of extra expertise and a structured approach, feel free to contact B-lay. We will help you make software compliance an exciting opportunity to improve your business!