Virtualbox in Ubuntu
robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 1 17:57:07 UTC 2014
On Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 07:45:52PM +0200, m-stl-94 at use.startmail.com wrote:
> I have a question regarding Virtualbox in Ubuntu
> In the software-center the virtualbox package has "unknow" as license.
> Why has virtualbox been switched from universe to multiverse? I see
> virtualbox in distro like trisquel, so I think that like their
> website says it's opensource, am I right?
This package is not part of the Debian operating system.
It is in the "contrib" area of the Debian archive because it requires a
non-free compiler (Open Watcom) to build the BIOS.
Upstream provides pre-built BIOS images which is used instead.
I presume Ubuntu just inherits that status from Debian.
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