Approved Product Use in Oracle Java

Oracle Approved Product Use in Java

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It is crucial for users to understand the Approved Product Use in Oracle Java. The details for this article are taken from Oracle Technology Network License Agreement for Oracle Java SE. This agreement can be read from  here (we shall refer this agreement as the ‘OTN for Java’ License Agreement)

License Definition in the OTN for Java License Agreement

The Oracle OTN for Java License Agreement states, inter alia

Oracle grants You a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to use the Programs, subject to the restrictions stated in this Agreement and Program Documentation, only for:

(i)     Personal Use,
(ii)    Development Use,
(iii)   Oracle Approved Product Use, and/or
(iv)   Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Use.

What is Oracle Approved Product Use in Oracle Java?

The wordings in the OTN for Java license agreement for Approved Product use is below:

Oracle Approved Product Use” refers to Your internal use of the Programs only to run: (a) the product(s) identified as Schedule A Products at; and/or (b) software Applications developed using the products identified as Schedule B Products at by an Oracle authorized licensee of such Schedule B Products. If You are unsure whether the Application You intend to run using the Programs is developed using a Schedule B Product, please contact your Application provider. 

The list of Approved Products are:
Oracle Approved Products for Java Schedule A and Schedule B

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