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[2]: smells of coercion
by rajj on Wed 12th Sep 2007 21:37 UTC in reply to "RE: smells of coercion"
rajj
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2005-07-06

Which project? Surely you know that ESX 3 uses linux as a kind of bootstrap to load the hypervisor, and the question becomes whether or not the hypervisor now constitutes a derivative work.

I'm not saying this is true, but obviously linux would be the project they'd want to "steal" from if they were going to.

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