Java Support handling for CA UIM customers

Document ID : KB000124034
Last Modified Date : 02/01/2019
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Question:
According to Oracle - after January 2019, businesses will need a commercial license to receive updates for Oracle Java SE products. Now customers are asking us how this does effect their business. Can you tell me if CA Technologies is covering all the licensing issue with Java SE like it does for other embedded products (e.g. Jaspersoft).
Answer:
CA UIM uses embedded JDK 8 & we do have a corporate wide agreement to distribute Java as an embedded component within CA software solutions.
It also covers support, including older versions like Java 8
 
  • The agreement expires in August of 2019 and specifies our ability to distribute components, patches and to buy further extended support as offered by Oracle (this exceeds the Java 8 Commercial User End of Public Updates in January 2019). Upon expiration, at CA/Broadcom’s discretion, we may choose to purchase technical support (for JRE 1.8 or others) as appropriate, as long as it aligns with Oracle’s current tech support policies. Since Oracle currently states they will offer both premier & extended support – for purposes of this discussion, through 2022/2025, either we or the client would have the ability to ensure continued support from Oracle was available.
   
Overall:
  • Java 8 can still be distributed as an embedded component as we are covered under the agreements above
  • Existing customers that have versions of CA solutions that run Java 8 (and 7 for that matter) will continue to be supported
  • CA is not allowed to distribute Java as a standalone solution. Licensing and support for this use case are not covered under the CA agreements
  • The use case of requiring a customer to obtain their own license of Java is not covered in any CA agreement