[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: qemu or qemu-kvm for kvm in squeeze

On 3/7/2010 10:40 PM, Richard Hector wrote:
On Sun, 2010-03-07 at 22:07 -0600, Mark Allums wrote:

Oh, and Virtualbox was originally based on QEMU, and there is still a
lot of QEMU code in it.

Interesting - does that pose any issues for the non-OSE Virtualbox,
w.r.t. QEMU being GPL?


The non-OSE is only for specific bits, like USB support, which is not to my knowledge in QEMU, since it was added by Innotek or Sun.

I think this is a legal matter, which I am not qualified to answer (and I haven't read anything about it.)

I expect that Oracle will remove code from QEMU over time. I expect (and be delighted to be wrong about) that Sun and Oracle will fork VBox and close off the non-OSE version. This is pure speculation.

Mark Allums

Reply to: