Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2007 19:56 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
OSNews, Generic OSes Today, VMware announced that it has released a majority of its VMware Tools as open source software (GPLv2), part of the project Open Virtual Machine Tools. "The Open Virtual Machine Tools (open-vm-tools) are the open source implementation of VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating system virtualization components that enhance performance and user experience of virtual machines."
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RE: Smart step
by alexandru_lz on Wed 12th Sep 2007 20:53 UTC in reply to "Smart step "
alexandru_lz
Member since:
2007-02-11

With some good luck, yup.

This is great news for me. I know very little about how smart this is as a marketing move, but for me as a developer, it's interesting. I can't wait to have a look at the sources just in order to see what's around.

Now I just can't wait to see what Microsoft is going to open source :-P.

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RE[2]: Smart step
by systyrant on Wed 12th Sep 2007 21:29 in reply to "RE: Smart step "
systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

I see a headline...

Microsoft becomes an open source company to compete with open source.

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