WebLogic Application Server: free for developers!

Great news! Oracle WebLogic Server is now free for developers! What does this mean for you? That you as a developer are permited to:

"[...] deploy the programs only on your single developer desktop computer (of any type, including physical, virtual or remote virtual), to be used and accessed by only (1) named developer."

But the most interesting part of the license change is this one:

"You may continue to develop, test, prototype and demonstrate your application with the programs under this license after you have deployed the application for any internal data processing, commercial or production purposes" (Read the full license agreement here)

If you want to take advantage of this licensing change and start developing Java EE applications with the #1 Application Server in the world, read now the previous post, How To Install WebLogic Zip on Linux!

Comments:

This would be great news but the download site still states the old, ambiguous OTN license, dated 1/24/09. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/weblogic/downloads/wls-main-097127.html

Is this going to get updated because searching around there is a lot of misinformation out there concerning the OTN license.

It just didn't make any sense to charge for a true developer's license and I had to search a while to find this article.

Thanks for the info.

Posted by guest on August 22, 2013 at 09:53 AM PDT #

The license is available at:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/licenses/standard-license-152015.html

Here the paragraph that states you may develop applications, as of Aug 22nd 2013:

"We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable limited license to use the programs only for the purpose of developing, testing, prototyping and demonstrating your application, and not for any other purpose."

Posted by Bruno Borges on August 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM PDT #

Yes, that's the license I was referring to...its the older version. I understand that statement and its pretty clear. But then it gets confusing when they state further down ...

You may not:
...
- continue to develop your application after you have used it for any internal data processing, commercial or production purpose without securing an appropriate license from us, or an Oracle reseller;

I believe this is where a lot of people were confused.

I totally agree with you, just bringing up what I've seen/heard.

Thanks!

Posted by Steve on August 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM PDT #

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