Oracle sharply raises price of Java licences

Firms could see "massive" cost increase

Tom Allen
clock • 3 min read
The price increase came with little warning
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The price increase came with little warning

New pricing for Oracle's Java standard edition (SE) licensing is raising eyebrows as the company switches from charging based on Java users to total number of employees.

Oracle's 2023 price list for the Java SE Universal subscription reveals the company is basing costs on total employee counts, not just employees using Java. The price list, published last week, ...

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