With Oracle making changes to the way that they’re doing licensing for their Java standard edition that’s causing a lot of different confusion points on what people need to do going forward. Do you have to buy Java, do you need a license to continue to go forward? And there’s also a lot of people who are kind of nervous about what’s going on with the open source versus closed source licensing issues that happened in between Oracle and Google. And that is making people nervous to stay on Oracle Java even if they’re paying a license for it because they don’t want to end up in court battling over who owns what and who owes who. So companies like Amazon and IBM and a lot of other entities are using the open source version of Java because that allows them to do what they need to do without fear of what they owe Oracle because they’re already protected by the open source license agreement that was already established by Sun Microsystems before Oracle took over.

Companies like Amazon and IBM are also providing their own builds of the open source version of job. That way, they can also support people who need to have that support that Oracle was offering without that fear of Oracle coming after them for using the Oracle version of Java, which is really what they’re battling about between Oracle and Google right now.

So if you’re currently running Java standard edition and you’re looking to get off of that, we can help find a way for you to move most of your application, if not all of it, to the open source version of Java and even help you build a customized version of Java to help you get to that point where you don’t really need to worry about the support or licensing from Oracle. And you can continue to use something, you can use Amazon, you can use IBM, or you can support yourself. You don’t have to worry about that going forward.

I’m Chad and I’m the lead software developer here at South Seas Data and I’ll help you bridge the gap to the open source.