Red Hat open sources SPICE for desktop virtualization
A year after acquiring the SPICE
Red Hat bought Qumranet in 2008 for $107 million as a way to boost its virtualization business, now based on KVM , which was initially developed by Qumranet.
I know that Red Hat has always said that they try and make any tech they acquire open source (which they have in practice) and I know it often takes time.
Whey SPICE is particularly interesting and important is the fact that it's a key part of a core Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops which is now in beta. Red Hat rolled out a big server virtualization released last month based on Qumranet tech as well. The problem with the server release is it required Windows (which I personally found quite jarring).