Java for Business has been replaced by Java SE Advanced products. This page is for historical purposes only.
Java for Business is a new product subscription model designed to more than double Sun's support periods for releases, provide faster access to technology updates and offer enterprise deployment features for customers using Java SE technology.
With the announcement of Java for Business customers and partners running Java applications on older release families (1.4, 5.0, 6) now have a choice of either migrating to a newer release or subscribing to Java for Business to continue receiving critical reliability, availability and security updates, as well as new operating environment support for their existing applications
Sun will continue to support the latest non-subscription release of Java SE, at no cost, and deliver three years of quarterly maintenance updates per release family as well as making future releases of Java SE, developed under the General Public License version 2 (GPL v2) as part of the OpenJDK open source community at: http://openjdk.java.net/.