Wussten Sie dass die innovative und kostenlose Virtualisierungs-Software VirtualBox ursprünglich aus Deutschland, Weinstadt stammt?

… bevor Sie von Oracle 2002 aufgekauft wurde.

innotekLogoLogo of VirtualBox OSE, 2007-2010

VirtualBox was initially offered by innotek GmbH under a proprietary software license, making one version of the product available at no cost for personal or evaluation use, subject to the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL).[9] In January 2007, based on counsel by LiSoG, innotek GmbH released VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) as free and open-source software, subject to the requirements of the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2.[10]

innotek GmbH also contributed to the development of OS/2 and Linux support in virtualization[11]and OS/2 ports[12] of products from Connectix which were later acquired by Microsoft. Specifically, innotek developed the “additions” code in both Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server, which enables various host-guest OS interactions like shared clipboards or dynamic viewport resizing.

Sun Microsystems acquired innotek in February 2008.[13][14][15]

Oracle Corporation acquired Sun in January 2010 and re-branded the product as „Oracle VM VirtualBox“.[16][17][18]


innotek is a software company located in Stuttgart, in Southern Germany. Since its creation in 1992, a team of international software specialists has been focusing entirely on the development of high-tech system software. We have been involved in the development of PC virtualization technology from the very beginning and staff Europe’s largest and most experienced team of PC virtualization software experts.

innotek operates its business at the company headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany as well as in Dresden, Berlin and the Russian Federation.

innotek GmbH was acquired by  Sun Microsystems Inc. in February 2008 which in turn got acquired by  Oracle Corporation in January 2010.

Contact details:
innotek GmbH
Werkstrasse 24
71384 Weinstadt

E-Mail: info@innotek.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 7151 60405-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7151 60405-111

innotek is incorpored in Weinstadt, Germany (Register court: Amtsgericht Stuttgart, HRB 264652, VAT ID: DE 812 992 021, Managing Director: Thomas Schröder).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VirtualBox