Oracle Virtualbox License Terms

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Mar 05, 2016  The license that Oracle has granted you with the GPL is perpetual and cannot be taken back. Even if Oracle were to change the license again, this could only affect future versions, and anybody would still be permitted to redistribute the existing VirtualBox code under the terms of the GPL.

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Oracle Virtual Image License Agreement

This Oracle Virtual Image License Agreement includes license terms supporting the products in this virtual image, which may include the following software products: Oracle Linux and Oracle VirtualBox Open Source Edition

Oracle Virtualbox License Terms Free

Section A: Terms for Oracle Linux Section B: Terms for VirtualBox Open Source Edition

This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, except that body of California law concerning conflicts of law. Any disputes or litigation arising out of this Agreement, the virtual image or the Oracle software provided in the virtual image will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in San Francisco or Santa Clara Counties, California, and you and Oracle hereby consent to the jurisdiction and exclusive venue of such courts .

By clicking acceptance below and/or downloading, installing and/or using this virtual image, you acknowledge your acceptance of these terms.

Section A: Terms for Oracle Linux

'We,' 'us,' 'our' and 'Oracle' refers to Oracle America, Inc. 'You' and 'your' refers to the individual or entity that has acquired the Oracle Linux programs. 'Oracle Linux programs' refers to the Linux software product which you wish to download and use and related program documentation. 'License' refers to your right to use the Oracle Linux programs under the terms of this Agreement and the licenses referenced herein. We are willing to provide a copy of the Oracle Linux programs to you only upon the condition that you accept all of the terms contained in this Section A of this Agreement. Read the terms carefully and indicate your acceptance by

(a)

selecting the 'Accept' button at the bottom of the page and downloading the Oracle Linux programs; or,

(b)

if you have received these terms during the installation process, continuing to install the Oracle Linux programs.

If you are not willing to be bound by these terms, select the 'Do Not Accept' button and/or do not download the Oracle Linux programs, or if you have received these terms during the installation process, discontinue the installation process.

  1. Grant of Licenses to the Oracle Linux programs. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Oracle America, Inc. ('Oracle') grants to the user ('Customer') a license to the 'Oracle Linux programs' under the GNU General Public License version 2. The Oracle Linux programs contain many Oracle Linux program components developed by Oracle and various third parties. The license for each component is located in the documentation, which may be delivered with the Oracle Linux programs or accessed online at http://oss.oracle.com/linux/legal/oracle-list.html and/or in the component's source code. This agreement does not limit, supersede or modify your rights under the license associated with an individual component.
  2. Licenses to Additional Oracle Linux programs. Certain third party technology (collectively the 'Additional Oracle Linux programs') may be included on the same medium or as part of the download of Oracle Linux programs you receive, but is not part of the Oracle Linux programs. Each Additional Oracle Linux program is licensed solely under the terms of the Mozilla Public License, Apache License, Common Public License, GNU Lesser General Public License, Netscape Public License or similar license (collectively, the 'Additional Oracle Linux Programs Licenses') that is included with the relevant Additional Oracle Linux programs and the associated documentation.
  3. Ownership. The Oracle Linux programs and their components and the Additional Oracle Linux programs are owned by Oracle or the relevant third party. Subject to the licenses granted and/or referenced herein, title to the Oracle Linux programs and their components and the Additional Oracle Linux programs remains with Oracle and/or the third party.
  4. Trademark License. You are permitted to distribute unmodified Oracle Linux programs or unmodified Additional Oracle Linux programs without removing the trademark(s) owned by Oracle or its affiliates that are included in the unmodified Oracle Linux programs or unmodified Additional Oracle Linux programs (the 'Oracle Linux trademarks'). You may only distribute modified Oracle Linux programs or modified Additional Oracle Linux programs if you remove relevant images containing the Oracle Linux trademarks. Certain files, identified as http://oss.oracle.com/linux/legal/pkg-list.html , include such trademarks. Do not delete these files, as deletion may corrupt the Oracle Linux programs or Additional Oracle Linux programs. You are not granted any other rights to Oracle Linux trademarks, and you acknowledge that you shall not gain any proprietary interest in the Oracle Linux trademarks. All goodwill arising out of use of the Oracle Linux trademarks shall inure to the benefit of Oracle or its affiliates. You may not use any trademarks owned by Oracle or its affiliates (including 'ORACLE') or potentially confusing variations (such as, 'ORA') as a part of your logo(s), product name(s), service name(s), company name, or domain name(s) even if such products, services or domains include, or are related to, the Oracle Linux programs or Additional Oracle Linux programs.
  5. Limited Warranty. THE ORACLE LINUX PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL ORACLE LINUX PROGRAMS ARE PROVIDED 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  6. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR DATA USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES HEREUNDER SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (U.S. ).
  7. No Technical Support. Our technical support organization will not provide technical support, phone support, or updates to you for the materials licensed under this Agreement. Technical support, if available, may be acquired from Oracle or its affiliates under a separate agreement.
  8. Relationship Between the Parties. The relationship between you and us is that of licensee/licensor. Neither party will represent that it has any authority to assume or create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party, nor to represent the other party as agent, employee, franchisee, or in any other capacity. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to limit either party's right to independently develop or distribute Oracle Linux programs that is functionally similar to the other party's products, so long as proprietary information of the other party is not included in such Oracle Linux programs.
  9. Entire Agreement. You agree that this Agreement is the complete Agreement for the Oracle Linux programs, Additional Oracle Linux programs and licenses, and this Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous Agreements or representations. If any term of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain effective. Neither the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act nor the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods applies to this agreement.

Section B: Terms for VirtualBox Open Source Edition

Preliminary notes:

1) The majority of code in the VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) is copyrighted by Oracle Corporation. This code is combined with third-party code that was originally released under licenses which the Free Software Foundation considers incompatible with the GPL, such as the Apache License 2.0, the OpenSSL license, the Mozilla Public License (MPL) and the Slirp license. (Please see the VirtualBox User Manual for a complete list of third-party code and their licenses.) As a special exception to the terms and conditions of the GPL listed below, Oracle gives you explicit permission to combine its GPL code contained in VirtualBox OSE with third-party code under the aforementioned licenses. You may copy and distribute such a combination provided that you adhere to the terms and conditions of all of the GPL and the licenses of the third-party code; in particular, you must include the source code of the entire combination insofar as the GPL requires distribution of source code.

2) The GPL listed below does not bind software which uses VirtualBox services by merely linking to VirtualBox libraries so long as all VirtualBox interfaces used by that software are multi-licensed. A VirtualBox interface is deemed multi-licensed if it is declared in a VirtualBox header file that is licensed under both the GPL version 2 (below) *and* the Common Development and Distribution License Version 1.0 (CDDL), as it comes in the 'COPYING.CDDL' file. In other words, calling such a multi-licensed interface is merely considered normal use of VirtualBox and does not turn the calling code into a derived work of VirtualBox. In particular, this applies to code that wants to extend VirtualBox by way of the Extension Pack mechanism declared in the ExtPack.h header file.

3) Whoever creates or distributes a derived work based on VirtualBox OSE is not obligated to grant the above exceptions for such a version. The GPL allows for releasing a modified version without the above exception; in addition, Oracle hereby also allows you to release a modified version which carries forward these exceptions.

Oracle America, Inc.

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GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991

Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

Preamble

The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users. This General Public License applies to most of the Free Software Foundation's software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by the GNU Library General Public License instead.) You can apply it to your programs, too.

When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.

To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.

For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.

We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software.

Also, for each author's protection and ours, we want to make certain that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors' reputations.

Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.

The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and modification follow.

GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION

0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed under the terms of this General Public License. The 'Program', below, refers to any such program or work, and a 'work based on the Program' means either the Program or any derivative work under copyright law: that is to say, a work containing the Program or a portion of it, either verbatim or with modifications and/or translated into another language. (Hereinafter, translation is included without limitation in the term 'modification'.) Each licensee is addressed as 'you'.

Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program). Whether that is true depends on what the Program does.

  1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty; and give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this License along with the Program.
  2. You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.
  3. You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions:

    a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.

    b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.

    c) If the modified program normally reads commands interactively when run, you must cause it, when started running for such interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this License. (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on the Program is not required to print an announcement.)

    These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.

    Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or collective works based on the Program.

    In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under the scope of this License.

  4. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it, under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:

    a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,

    b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,

    c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you received the program in object code or executable form with such an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.)

    The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and installation of the executable. However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable.

    If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent access to copy the source code from the same place counts as distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not compelled to copy the source along with the object code.

  5. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.
  6. You are not required to accept this License, since you have not signed it. However, nothing else grants you permission to modify or distribute the Program or its derivative works. These actions are prohibited by law if you do not accept this License. Therefore, by modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based on the Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying the Program or works based on it.
  7. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein. You are not responsible for enforcing compliance by third parties to this License.
  8. If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent issues), conditions are imposed on you (whether by court order, agreement or otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this License, they do not excuse you from the conditions of this License. If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the Program at all. For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.

    If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other circumstances.

    It is not the purpose of this section to induce you to infringe any patents or other property right claims or to contest validity of any such claims; this section has the sole purpose of protecting the integrity of the free software distribution system, which is implemented by public license practices. Many people have made generous contributions to the wide range of software distributed through that system in reliance on consistent application of that system; it is up to the author/donor to decide if he or she is willing to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot impose that choice.

    This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to be a consequence of the rest of this License.

  9. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the original copyright holder who places the Program under this License may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among countries not thus excluded. In such case, this License incorporates the limitation as if written in the body of this License.
  10. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.

    Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and 'any later version', you have the option of following the terms and conditions either of that version or of any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a version number of this License, you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software Foundation.

  11. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.

    NO WARRANTY

  12. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
  13. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs

If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.

To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least the 'copyright' line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.

<one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.> Copyright (C) <year> <name of author>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA

Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.

If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:

Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.

The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.

You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your school, if any, to sign a 'copyright disclaimer' for the program, if necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:

Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker.

<signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989 Ty Coon, President of Vice

Microsoft Software License Terms

This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General Public License instead of this License.

Oracle VM VirtualBox

The latest release is version 6.0.10.

On this page you can download:

Oracle VM VirtualBox Base Packages - 6.0.10

Freely available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris x86 platforms under GPLv2:

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Debian 9.0 (Stretch)
Debian 8.0 (Jessie)
openSUSE 15.0
openSUSE 13.2 / 42.3
Fedora 29 / 30
Fedora 26 / 27 / 28
Oracle Linux 7 / EL7
Oracle Linux 6 / EL6
All distributions

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Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack

Free for personal, educational or evaluation use under the terms of the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris x-86 platforms:

Platform

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