[libvirt] VMware ESX driver announcement

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Mon May 25 17:39:21 UTC 2009

Daniel Veillard wrote:
>>>  The other possibility was to use the libraries they provide to
>>> interconnect, but there was a licencing problem, plus you can't expect
>>> to have thing installed on the server, so this was a dead end too.
>> We looked at this closed source communication library provided by
>> VMware too, but dropped it because of the licensing problems.
>   Yup, too bad, I'm pretty sure it does most of what you're doing now
> and even use libxml2 for doing so too. By not open sourcing it this
> means double effort ...

Did anyone made an attempt to get it 'free' via the open-vm-tools guys? 
Becaues I find it hard to believe VMware starts an open source project 
on one side and doesn't want to help on the other one.


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