"Called "VMware View Open Client," this release is largely a
partner or ecosystem play for the company, pushing out the VMware
View source code to partners to make it easier for them to
customize their own applications or build new devices around the
VMware source code, Jerry Chen, senior director of enterprise
desktop virtualization, told LinuxInsider.
""We have several partners that make thin clients today and they
run either a custom version of their own OS or Linux on these
devices," he said. By offering the View in open source, "we
anticipate the number of companies that work with View will
increase and that it will also increase the capability range for
customers and partner by allowing development to happen on their
schedule, not ours."
"The offering is also a step toward realizing the company's
vision of a "universal client" that can support multiple
environments, he added."