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Re: [opensuse-factory] Poll of VirtualBox users
On Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:38:32 +0100, Michal Kubecek <mkubecek@xxxxxxx>

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 09:45:49AM +1030, Simon Lees wrote:
On 3/20/20 7:26 AM, Larry Finger wrote:

It is not the guest additions. That needs to be done from within
the guest. I also need to run VM versions of Windows for certain
tasks. At least, you can now download and install that iso file
from the "Devices" menu item.

What I am talking about here is the PUEL-licensed stuff that adds
the USB 2 and USB 3 drivers to the host code. With that license,
we cannot distribute, but we could supply a script that ensures
that it is always updated when you update to a new version of VB.

Is SUSE's Legal team happy to interpret that license in this way?
otherwise the package is likely not to pass a legal review.

We used to have something like that for TTF font pack from Microsoft
but it was a package (pullin-msttfonts or so - I still have a lock
for it on some older systems) which anyone could decide not to
install (IIRC it was installed by default for some period of time).

It is still available (and installed on most of my boxes)

12.2 fetchmsttfonts-11.4-10.1.4.noarch
13.1 fetchmsttfonts-11.4-15.3.1.noarch
13.2 fetchmsttfonts-11.4-17.3.1.noarch
42.1 fetchmsttfonts-11.4-18.5.noarch
15.1 fetchmsttfonts-11.4-lp151.43.1.noarch
TW fetchmsttfonts-11.4-23.1.noarch

I'm pretty sure there are people who would object to mandatory
installation of strangely lincensed Oracle stuff so I would suggest
such script to be in a separate subpackage so that anyone could
decide not to have it. It could still be installed by default
(majority of virtualbox users seems to want it) but there should be
an option to opt out.

Michal Kubecek

H.Merijn Brand Perl Monger
using perl5.00307 .. 5.31 porting perl5 on HP-UX, AIX, and Linux
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