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In the ever-evolving world of SAP software, indirect access has become a critical consideration for businesses when it comes to licensing, and it’s even more problematic if a customer is undergoing an enhanced audit or has received a SAP indirect access query from SAP sales. SAP has also weaponized indirect access to create leverage forcing customers to move to S4/HANA or RISE/GROW. The 2017 SAP v Diageo court case highlighted the issue of indirect access and under-licensing. Diageo, the defendant, faced significant fines for not having sufficient licenses for their indirect use of SAP software.


Oracle’s recent licensing changes regarding Java have caused significant concern among organizations as they can potentially impact licensing costs by 3-5X. In this blog post, we will explore the background of the Oracle Java licensing change, discuss its implications for customers, and provide recommendations to help navigate these changes effectively.


Java is a programming language and computing platform that was initially developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. It was designed to be platform-independent, allowing applications to run on any device or operating system. Java remained free and open source for many years resulting in Java being installed everywhere in your environment. In 2019, Oracle introduced a new per-year subscription licensing model for Java, which requires organizations to pay for commercial use of Oracle Java.

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