Does a GPL API infect its apps?

J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) jdassen at
Wed Oct 20 18:34:44 UTC 1999

On Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 14:08:20 -0400, Raymond Luk wrote:
> Does the fact that the API is GPL have any affect on apps written using the
> API? 

I'll assume you mean that your implementation of the API is GPLed.
In that case, the GPL is usually interpreted to cover programs linking
against a GPLed library as well; see .

Tevens ben ik van mening dat Nederland overdekt dient te worden.

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