Now that the dust has settled — how should you respond to Oracle’s Java license changes?

Summary In this podcast Dean Bolton and Michael Corey from LicenseFortress discuss Oracle’s recent changes to Java licensing. We detail exactly what has changed, provide practical tips on how to assess your potential exposure, and explore options for mitigating this significant risk. With organizations facing anything from a 2x – 10x increase in Java license […]

How to protect against stealth audits


Summary We sit down with: Michael Corey – LicenseFortressDean Bolton – LicenseFortressArt Beeman – Beeman & Muchmore LLPJoel Muchmore – Beeman & Muchmore LLP to once again get their thoughts and insights into the world of software audits, contracts, and the intersection of ITAM & legal professionals. We focus particularly on the rise of “stealth” […]

The Impact and Solution to Oracle’s changes to Java Licensing

As of April 16, 2019, Oracle changed how Java can be licensed.  This change may cost organizations that deployed Java SE in the past for free, millions in support fees moving forward. 


It’s important to understand the new Oracle Technology Network License for Oracle Java SE is substantially different from prior Oracle Java licenses. The new license does permit certain uses such as personal used and development use at no cost – That is no longer the case for commercial use.