Subject: Re: Artistic License Essay
From: DJ Delorie <>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 12:59:03 -0400

> But the GPL *is* viral -- it contaminates other software that comes in
> sufficiently close contact with your software.

The GPL is no more viral than arsenic or sugar.  If someone pours
arsenic into a lake, whose fault is it that the lake is now
contaminated?  If someone adds sugar to hot and sour soup, whose fault
is it that the soup is now sweet?