FDL University-courses II

Jaime E . Villate villate at gnu.org
Thu Jul 18 10:17:50 UTC 2002

On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 09:48:25AM +0000, Achim D. Brucker wrote:
> > I think that's wrong speaking of GPL as viral!
> you're right. I used the term "viral' somewhat injudicious. During the
> last months I adopted this term, because in was so often stated in
> discussions about the GPL.  I made personally very good experiences in
> using this term while advocating the GPL (I could successfully
> convince several university projects that they should use the
> GPL.). It's definitely this property of the GPL, which made the GPL to
> our "license of choice".
> > Persistent could be a better term if you really need to further define
> > it.
> I' would happily adopted a better term describing this special GPL feature of 
> protecting the freedom of software, spontaneous I would prefer sticky over 
> persistent.

 Copyleft: "Copyleft is a general method for making a program free software
            and requiring all modified and extended versions of the program to
            be free software as well."


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