At some point in the next week or two, we’re going to be changing the Java SE eval license (meaning, the license people accept prior to downloading beta/pre-production/early access builds of Oracle’s Java SE binaries) from this Oracle “pre production” license, to a standard OTN “Early Access” license.
We’d like to do this simply because it’s silly to have various licenses floating around that all basically say the same thing. There’s no need for a vanity pre-production license.
I’ve stared at these two licenses until my eyes have bled, and can’t see any fundamental difference between the two. They are both very restrictive (as you would expect in a pre-production / EA license), and both seem to cover the same highlights. I’ve bounced it off a few people and there’s agreement that it’s not a big deal.
Maybe I’m being paranoid, but I thought I’d ask – if you’re a user of early builds of Java SE binaries, do you see any issues with making this switch that I can try to address in advance?