Oracle has announced that, effective January 2019, Java SE 8 public updates will no longer be available for Business, Commercial or Production use without a commercial license. How does this affect you? How you plan to engage Java SE8 going forward and what other vendors are you considering?

Financial and Vendor Management - My recommendation is quickly determine all of your usage of Java SE 8 and then see where you can replace it with this --> https://www.infoworld.com/article/3324492/java/amazon-now-has-its-own-version-of-java-corretto.html

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My recommendation is quickly determine all of your usage of Java SE 8 and then see where you can replace it with this --> https://www.infoworld.com/article/3324492/java/amazon-now-has-its-own-version-of-java-corretto.html

Pulse User

Corretto is still in preview, and only provides RPMs for linux for Java 8 at the moment. It looks like https://adoptopenjdk.net/ is the best option for industry supported free support for Java updates going forward, and https://www.azul.com/ is best if you must have paid support. I don't see anyone interested in paying Oracle. The bottom line, is you need to evaluation your usage, and either migrate to some form of OpenJDK or get a support contract from Oracle.