'Sheer greed': Industry reacts to Oracle's new Java pricing

'Vendors have worked out a model where they can get more money out of you'

Tom Allen
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Moving software from capex to opex is great for vendors, but customers are feeling it in their bottom line
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Moving software from capex to opex is great for vendors, but customers are feeling it in their bottom line

IT leaders are spitting tacks this week after Oracle moved to massively hike licencing fees for the open source Java language. One customer, speaking on condition of anonymity, tells us subscription models are jeopardising profits.

Subscription (or consumption) models have boomed in the last decade, as software vendors seek recurring revenue: a big driver for venture capital investment. When prices remain roughly comparabl...

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