GPL and closed source

TW zupftom at
Fri Jun 3 07:25:50 UTC 2011

2011/6/3 John Cowan <cowan at>:
> Dale scripsit:
>> 3.If you GPL code uses dynamic/runtime linking rather than static,then
>> it is ok
> That's disputed.  The FSF says no, and most open source people say no.

Wouldn't that mean that according to the FSF you may not write GPL
software for Windows as your GPL code would access the non-GPL Windows
API?  Then how can the FSF advertise GPL software for Windows[1]?

Thomas W.


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