Over the weekend we reported that VMWare’s new version of Fusion (4.1) release came up with the ability to virtualize non-server version of Leopard and Snow Leopard by the users which was a violation of Apple’s OS X licensing terms.
Whenever a Fusion user tried to virtualize the above mentioned OS, a dialog would appear which left the legality decisions to be made by the users which appeared to be an intentional decision by VMware, but apparently that’s just a bug that VMWare is probably going to fix.
VMWare Blog :-
Mware Fusion 4.1 was released late last week and includes many great improvements. One change was the introduction of a new license verification step for users to verify they are in compliance with the OS licensing terms.
When the license verification step was added in VMware Fusion 4.1 the server edition check was omitted. We are preparing an update.
Running Mac OS X client in a virtual machine continues to require Lion (purchased from the Mac App Store or a USB thumb drive.) Users should always ensure they remain in compliance with any applicable software license agreements.
So they forgot to put a check for server version in that verifying step. It’s unclear still whether if the intentionally made that specific verifying step or was it just an accident. The above mentioned statement by VMWare doesn’t actually gives any indication about that being a mistake or intentional.
Anyways if you still want to virtualize the non-server versions, don’t update to the next version of Fusion to avoid any problems.