Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack requires a purchased license
Many members of the campus community use Oracle’s VM VirtualBox to create multiple virtual machines on a single computer. It is not always clear that installing or upgrading to the Extension Pack is not part of Oracle’s free offering. To clarify:
- Oracle VM VirtualBox Base Pack is an open source and free product under GNU General Public License, version 2
- Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack is an Oracle proprietary product available under PUEL License.
- If the Base Pack meets your needs, it is the free choice.
- If you use the Extension Pack for educational purposes (teaching and learning), you may qualify for an exception to paid licensing.