[vbox-dev] VNC: Would it be possible please to support VNC server in official VirtualBox build ?
huisinro at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 14 11:26:26 PDT 2011
QEMU is GPL v2 too, if QEMU can be included as source, I still don't understand the difference between QEMU and VNC server in terms of license. Seems all are GPL v2, we can have qemu's src code in the trunk, but not vnc code?
--- On Thu, 4/14/11, Alexey Eromenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Alexey Eromenko <al4321 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] VNC: Would it be possible please to support VNC server in official VirtualBox build ?
To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:11 AM
On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM, Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am a bit confused about this license issue, isn't VBox GPL v2 too? If vbox and libvnc are all GPL-ed, why can't include its source?
Because VirtualBox team wanna option to sub-license the whole product
on proprietary terms. (future possibility to create proprietary fork,
if company wants). Such options exists with other multi-license
software, such as Qt and OpenOffice.
This is why product is GPL, but patches are accepted only on MIT terms.
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"
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