[vbox-dev] VNC: Would it be possible please to support VNC server in official VirtualBox build ?

Christian Pötzsch christian.poetzsch at oracle.com
Thu Apr 14 12:15:06 PDT 2011

As Alexey correctly pointed out, the parts we are using from QEMU are
_not_ GPL licensed. Any code contributed to VirtualBox has to be
committed under the MIT license or we can't include it in the official

This is now the case and was the case since day one. Maybe not the best
from the community point of view, but thats how it is.

The point Klaus was making, is that we do not have the time to test
stuff (like the VNC part) which isn't part of the core product. But we
are happy to include patches (in the source version), when the community
does the testing as well (and the fixing ofc).


On 4/14/11 8:29 PM, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM, Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 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?
> Qemu has different parts with different licenses.
> Most of Qemu (devices) are BSD licensed AFAIK. To my knowledge the
> GPLed parts of Qemu not included.
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> -Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"
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