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Message from manager @ work:
Recently Oracle has been taking some very aggressive legal actions against companies who have developers using Virtualbox's non-free "extensions", including a phone home check that determines if you're on a corporate VPN. They're arguing that even if you're at home, on a laptop you own personally, if you're connected to your work VPN you're violating their license. I've got a connection to a company that's being audited right now by them, and they're basically demanding access to poke around on people's personal computers or a settlement of around $50k per suspected violation.
We've never really told anyone what to do on their home computers, but consider this a "Do not use Virtualbox for any work purposes, or have it installed on any computer that connects to our networks in any way, including VPN access" request. We have a corporate license for Parallels if you need something similar. If that doesn't work for you, let me know and we'll figure something out.