> Alright, I accept the analogy.  Yes, your choices with are GPL
> program are
> "take it or leave it".  Those are the same choices as with any other
> license.  So what's the problem?  If you don't like it, don't take it.
> But the GPL doesn't force itself on you.  If you don't like the
> competting
> products that's not the GPL being viral.

*IS* the GPL "take it or leave it"?  Can you "take it" and keep your own
work non-GPL'd (and not be in violation of the GPL?)