VMware vmmouse driver for Xorg is now open source

Philip Langdale, a VMware employee, reports on his blog that the VMware driver responsible for mouse device handling is now open source and included in Xorg.

This means that new Linux distributions will have a fully performant mouse movement when installed inside virtual machines without having to prior install VMware Tools.

As Philip suggests, being the driver open source, it could be used to develop virtual mouse drivers for other platforms like Solaris and FreeBSD.