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The Inquirer: Anti-Virus Program Detects GNU Public Licence

Oct 06, 2004, 16:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Reroy)

"Popular open source virus scanner Clamav has been hastily updated this morning to remove a 'false positive': the scanner was detecting the GNU Public Licence as a virus. Thousands of Open Source programs, including Clamav itself, include a copy of this licence, and since it is a plain text file it is incapable of containing a virus..."

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