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More proof of Oracle's disinterest in open source

Oct 12, 2011, 15:00 (5 Talkback[s])

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"More evidence - if any was needed - of Oracle's disinterest in the open source assets it acquired from Sun Microsystems has come to light with the news that the driver for VirtualBox has been declared as "tainted crap" by Linux kernel developers.

But as kernel developer Dave Jones notes, "The number of bug reports we get from people with VirtualBox loaded are truly astonishing. It's GPL, but sadly that doesn't mean it's good. Nearly all of these bugs look like random corruption. (corrupt linked lists, corrupt page tables, and just plain 'weird' crashes)."

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