Category talk:Free virtualization software

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Can somebody explain why «Free virtualization software» is separated into a category of its own? Why exactly «free» matters here? It doesn't even help to clean up «Virtualization software» mess, where I see 106 items, while «Free virtualization software» adds just another 17.

If nobody will reply I'm going to merge both categories back. It would probably makes sense to split up using different criteria — say, «Virtualization» (per se), «Automation tools», «Support tools» etc. --K001 19:24, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

There seems to be a whole lot of categories with free-prefixed counterparts, so it seems justified to keep this one too. --Tazpa 21:31, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

VMware Server is not free software as defined in the category's description. While it is available at no charge, the licensing is restrictive. To overcome this and other problems I would support K001's position and merge the whole lot into «Virtualization software», and to enhance List of virtual machine software to show the licence type for each product (reformat into a sortable table, perhaps). Nick4mony (talk) 00:55, 4 May 2011 (UTC)


"FREE" would probably include UEFI BIOS VHD Native Boot support as described in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.Shjacks45 (talk) 07:51, 30 October 2013 (UTC)