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: smells of coercion
by mkools on Wed 12th Sep 2007 21:11 UTC in reply to "smells of coercion"
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Wheither they are 'forced' to do it or do it voluntary doesn't really matter it's good news either way.

I think this is just strategy to keep the focus on VMWare and not on the competition, Sun like move.

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