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VMware Joins Linux Foundation -- While Reportedly Violating the GPL

Aug 07, 2008, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"In both cases, the respective embedded Linux is installed as part of the computer virtualization product, and neither VMware nor Citrix support using the remainder of the virtualization product without the coupled embedded Linux. Citrix releases all essential Citrix Xen Server components, including the hypervisor, under the GPL and compatible open source licenses. VMware does not. If true, this would be a clear violation of the GPL..."

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