[SciPy-dev] [Fwd: Re: license status of your code on netlib]

Martin Lüthi answer@tnoo....
Fri Sep 11 09:03:26 CDT 2009


Benny Malengier <benny.malengier@gmail.com> writes:

> This is actually the nice thing about the viral aspect of GPL. When
> you start a new toolkit in your department by extending a GPL
> component, you can tell the legal department that you don't have the
> time to reimplement existing components (time pressure you know) so
> you extend a GPL one, and now your component _must_ also be GPL. 

This is not viral, but inheritance. A virus injects it's DNA into
another body, so the linking clause could be called viral.

Best, tnoo

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