Nobody wanted to deal with this and still no one does
it's not a happy thing and pretty soon all hell will break
loose copywrite holders are going to have the final
say on this when it comes to Linus et al they aren't
so inflexible but you can bet if it turns out vmware is
breaking the rules they will be forced to see reason.
Look nobody wants anyone out of business for using
Linux nobody sane anyway but the community
expects their contributions will remain open source
otherwise they won't make them they also expect the
license under which their work is distributed be honored
if it isn't they will have their answer. Of course vmware
could pay them all off but that would be cheating.