Installing Vmware/WinXP on Kubuntu 7.10

Clay Weber claydoh at midmaine.com
Thu Nov 8 01:55:09 GMT 2007


On Wednesday 07 November 2007 8:26:27 pm Scott wrote:
> Greg Booth wrote:
> > On Nov 7, 2007 5:28 PM, Scott <slewin at bmts.com> wrote:
> >> If you install the provided packages from adept/synaptic you also get
> >> the open source version.
> >
> > Are you sure ? I was prompted for a terms of use on the version in the
> > repo. I don't expect that to happen on a truly open source project.
>
> Wow!  Then the Ubuntu team can get in big trouble and should change the
> name of the package from vitrualbox-ose as one would assume ose stands
> for "open source edition".  Also, and more severe would be the fact that
> they have "This packages contains the Open Source Edition of
> VirtualBox." in the description.  They really should not tag a
> proprietary product as open source.
>


http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Licensing_FAQ
I don't remember the  EULA when I first installed/ran virtualbox, but I would 
think the dual-licensing might be the reason for having one. It is still open 
sourced

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