VMware Tools for Linux are now redistributable

Christian Mohn discovered a critical update in the VMware EULA:

VMware has updated their VMware Tools EULA, effective immediately. This change makes it legal to redistribute the VMware Tools package inside a pre-packaged appliance as long as the base OS is Linux. This is a welcomed change that should make it easier to pre-package the tools package inside distributed appliances.

This change does not, however, allow the tools to be redistributed in an appliance running on Microsoft Windows, but the legal implications of redistributing an appliance with a Windows base is far more involved than just the VMware tools package….

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