Can I use virtual box that is available in ubuntu software center commercially ?
VirtualBox comes with three license versions:
- Open Source: this version is free for download and use under the GPLv2 license. It is the version that is published in the Ubuntu repositories, or from other sources including Oracle. If distributed we need to make sure the license requirements are met (e.g. provide access to the source code, allow re-distribution, and more).
- PUEL: as soon as we install the Oracle extension pack to an otherwise Open Source VirtualBox we will transform the license into a personal use and evaluation license. This means it is no longer possible to use it commercially for free. Only personal use, educational use, or evaluation are granted for free.
- Oracle VM VirtualBox Enterprise: this is the paid closed source version available form Oracle providing enterprise support.