"viral" (was RE: Licensing options for firmware)

Benjamin Rossen b.rossen at onsnet.nu
Thu Apr 7 14:53:55 UTC 2005

On Thursday 7 April 2005 16:30, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> begin  Benjamin Rossen  quotation:
> > > That's a roundabout way of saying, "hateful in another sense." 
> > 
> > "Viral" is not a synonym for "hateful in another sense." 
> Okay, I say we keep arguing denotation vs connotation past
> each other for at least two more weeks. I just can't get enough of
> these useless flame wars!  

I don't think it is a flame war; rather a clarification of terminology and 
ideas, at times posted with tonge in cheek. However, it has been going around 
in circles for a while; unnecessarily, since most people seem to agree that 
'virus' cannot be correctly applied to Open Source Software. 

Chief Pedant. 

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