[CentOS] guest vms crash host systems

Wed Oct 5 17:36:45 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>>> It was - the docs for the version that was around in early '09 *said*
>>>> that the latest release was based on RHEL 3.
>>> You are supposed to be able to download the open source components
>>> here:
>>> http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0#open_source
>>> but all I see is a license file - that does mention the 2.6 kernel and
>>> drivers.
>> Yeah, well, the RHEL stuff I assume is released; their own heavy
>> enhancements, I don't know.
> It doesn't matter if someone else released source.  Anyone
> distributing binaries containing GPL code is supposed to also supply
> the matching source along with anything else that becomes part of a
> derived work.

IIRC, I don't *think* that if you take it and enhance it, you're required
to release your commercial enhancements. For example, video drivers,