[Mono-list] So is GPL really viral after all?

Michael Lambert michaellambert@bellsouth.net
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 15:06:50 -0400

> Subject: Re: [Mono-list] So is GPL really viral after all?
> From: Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com>
> The GPL is viral if you take GPL code.
> The same thing happens with Microsoft code.  If you take Microsoft
> source code (say, Shared Source code), you can not just go away and
> reuse it for your own project and sell copies.  You have to discuss
> matters with Microsoft.
> Same with the GPL: if you want to take someone else's code and run
> away with it, you will have to negotiate.

Great topic for a FUD response.