Oracle has managed to create panic and confusion across the IT world with recent Java licensing and support announcements.
Java stopped providing public updates to earlier version of Java - forcing them to sign up for support subscriptions to get updates.
One of the main issues for IT organisations is that nobody ever read the licence agreement every time they downloaded Java from Oracle! Nobody takes the time to read, let alone SAVE the document as proof for a later date. So now that Oracle has changed the terms, who can go back and prove that they are using Java under a previous version of the agreement?
Oracle no longer lets clients just purchase Java, no questions asked. They now insist of 'reviewing' the environment,. Speak to a 3rd party to get advice before doing that, it is well worth the investment.