Not "viral". Try "Protective" (vs. "permissive").
Posted Oct 16, 2008 18:36 UTC (Thu) by dwheeler
In reply to: Properties of the GPL leading to wider use
Parent article: LK2008: The values of the Linux community
A common term for GPL-like licenses is "protective"; in contrast, BSD-like licenses are often termed "permissive".
For example, see:
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