[vbox-dev] New Possible revenue model: VirtualBox embeddable

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 12:19:48 GMT 2011

Certain companies (e.g. VMlite) use VirtualBox as a base platform, yet
it conflicts over system resources. (no way to transparently install
and run VBox and VMlite side-by-side)

After reading this paper about "WinPcap Pro":
...I came to realize, that something similar might be possible to
improve VirtualBox revenues.

i.e. you could make a custom ver of VBox (VirtualBox embeddable),
which won't conflict with the main branch of VBox, and let ppl to
install both branches side-by-side. Since you own drivers, you could
make them share VT-x, network, USB, and other critical resources.
Then you could license this ver of VBox to third-party, such as VMlite
and possibly other companies, that want a strong foundation and custom
solution in the virtualization space.

Please read the paper and consider this possibility.

Best wishes,
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov", 10.11.2011.

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