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General Public Virus

(software, legal)General Public Virus - A pejorative name for some versions of the GNU project copyleft or General Public License (GPL), which requires that any tools or application programs incorporating copylefted code must be source-distributed on the same terms as GNU code. Thus it is alleged that the copyleft "infects" software generated with GNU tools, which may in turn infect other software that reuses any of its code.

Copyright law limits the scope of the GPL to "programs textually incorporating significant amounts of GNU code" so GPL is only passed on if actual GNU source is transmitted. This used to be the case with the Bison parser skeleton until its licence was fixed.

http://org.gnu.de/manual/bison/html_chapter/bison_2.html#SEC2.
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General issue
general knowledge
General land office
general ledger
general lien
General Magic
general manager
general medicine
general officer
General orders
General Packet Radio Service
general practitioner
General Protection Failure
General Protection Fault
General Public Licence
General Public License
-- General Public Virus --
General Purpose Graphic Language
General Purpose Interface Bus
General Purpose Language
General Purpose Macro-generator
General Recursion Theorem
general relativity
general relativity theory
General Security Services
General semantics
General Services Administration
General ship
General special imparlance
general staff
general store
General term
general theory of relativity
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