I'm in the planning stages of a java application that we're targeting for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Unfortunately, we're stuck at RHEL 6.1 which does not ship the java-1.7.0-oracle package set (they were added in 6.3) and I don't really have any control over when we will be upgraded to the more recent version. I don't have any specific technical requirements to use Java 7, but Java 6 is going to hit public EOL in February 2013.
Is it reasonable to assume that since Red Hat (and subsequently Oracle with its Oracle Unbreakable Linux) has shipped a copy of Java 6 in the java-1.6.0-sun package, it will support it for the entire 10 year support life of RHEL6?
Edit: I updated the question from 'safe' to 'reasonable'. Obviously, RH may determine it's infeasible to support the Oracle package long term and drop it. Mostly, I'm looking for a broad strokes answer based on their past behaviour or any kind of announcement/interview regarding their plans either way post EOL.