"viral" (was RE: Licensing options for firmware)
Ian Lance Taylor
ian at airs.com
Wed Apr 6 19:31:19 UTC 2005
"Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org> writes:
> 'Viral' also implies
> propagation, and 'reciprocal' doesn't.
Yes, precisely, and the GPL doesn't propagate. If the guy in the seat
next to me on the plane sneezes, I get his viruses. That's viral.
That's not how the GPL works. You have to invite the GPL into your
code; it doesn't slip in against your wishes.
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