Effective immediately, VMware has modified its current policy with regard to VMware Tools as follows:
Subject to your compliance with the VMWARE MASTER END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT, the restriction in Section 3.5 of the VMWARE MASTER END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT prohibiting distribution of the VMware Tools to third parties is hereby removed. You may distribute VMware Tools to third parties in object code format only and solely in conjunction with, and as part of, any Virtual Machine you create with the Software or with any update for any such Virtual Machine.
Unless otherwise modified herein, the remaining terms of the VMWARE MASTER END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT shall remain in full force and effect and in the event of a conflict, the terms in this notice shall control.
This policy change will also be reflected in the next applicable version of the VMWARE MASTER END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT.