LK2008: The values of the Linux community
Posted Oct 13, 2008 14:27 UTC (Mon) by rgmoore
In reply to: LK2008: The values of the Linux community
Parent article: LK2008: The values of the Linux community
So what is your proposition? Infectious, self-propagating, contaminating, ...?
The problem with terms like viral, infectious, contaminating, etc. is that they imply that other software can be brought under the GPL just by associating with something currently under the GPL. That just isn't true, which makes those terms wildly inappropriate. Code only needs to be GPLed if it is a derivative work of another program that's GPL licensed. A better description of that would be "inherited".
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