Sun purchases VirtualBox

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Speaking of VirtualBox, Sun Microsystem has just announced that it has purchased innotek (the makers of VirtualBox).

Sun states: “Now, as part of the Sun xVM portfolio, VirtualBox will have the support of Sun’s global development community, field resources and partners to make VirtualBox even more compelling to developers and end users, driving greater adoption across a broad set of communities.

Sun is really pushing for open source, this is the second deal it announced so far this year after the huge purchase of MySQL. What do you think, are these deals beneficial for the open source community?

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