Guest addition license GPL or PUEL?

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Guest addition license GPL or PUEL?

Postby diolu » 23. Oct 2014, 11:33

The guest addition iso coming from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.18 has a license file which says it is on the proprietary PUEL license.

But the guest additions is also present as an iso, bundled in the binary distribution of VirtualBox release under the term of GPLv2: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. This last iso does not contain a license file (but the whole VirtualBox package has one: GPL2). The iso is part of the GPLv2 binaries, not of the extension pack.

So what? Is there a difference in functionality between these two iso?
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Re: Guest addition license GPL or PUEL?

Postby socratis » 23. Oct 2014, 12:01

diolu wrote:has a license file which says it is on the proprietary PUEL license.

Do you by any chance mean the Extension Pack? Because according to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads, that's the one that has the PUEL license. Extension Pack != Guest Additions.
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Re: Guest addition license GPL or PUEL?

Postby frank » 10. Nov 2014, 14:15

The VirtualBox Guest Additions are GPLv2, the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack is PUEL.
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