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Product License, Commercial Features and Terms


  • Java SE and JavaFX README files (HTML)

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Release Notes

Note on Data Collection

  • Information about the data Oracle collects during the installation and auto-update of the Java Runtime Environment (HTML, PDF)

Note the JavaFX documentation overview page is now located here.

Third party training authorization

  • Oracle expressly allows use of Java SE licensed under the No-Fee Terms and Conditions (NFTC) license for third party training. For clarity, notwithstanding the limitation in License Rights and Restrictions, paragraph (b) in the NFTC, if you are otherwise compliant with the terms and conditions of the license, you may charge an instructional fee for such training.
  • Oracle also permits third party training with other Oracle Java licenses. For more information please see the FAQ question Can Oracle Java SE be used to provide third party training?