does a free license make software free?
mkallas at schokokeks.org
Fri Aug 31 05:18:07 UTC 2007
> Michael Kesper wrote:
>> Well, "viral" is another expression for "spreading illness". This term
>> only fits proprietary licenses which really infect the whole system
>> upon, making it non-free.
> slightly tongue in cheek: There are also bacteriophage viruses which
> eat up unpleasant bacteria, and were widely used in treatment by the old
> USSR. 'Red virus eats proprietary infections'.
This may be true, but it's not the predominant connotation of viruses.
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