Yes and no.
When you say "forever", that's the "yes" because the licence entitles you to continue using your version of them forever. But you can't upgrade them, so "no".
It depends on what you're using now and what you're moving to. If you don't upgrade too far, you can probably carry on using them (unsupported), but at some point, you will have to move to the new licensing schemes.
Two quick things:
Correct, you'll need to move to the new licence schemes to get support.
But, it's a bit more difficult than that - you need to move licences to do the upgrade as well. Your legacy licences have an expiry date on them. You are not allowed to upgrade to any version release after your legacy licences expire (this isn't a "legacy" thing though, and it hasn't changed)
For example (with some random numbers/dates)
You are unsupported throughout, but you can upgrade to Jira 4.1 because it's inside your licence time. But you can't got to 4.2 because it's after your licence period.
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