“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’