Does a GPL API infect its apps?

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Oct 21 21:42:53 UTC 1999

Ken Arromdee scripsit:

> If B is dual-licensed, that dual license got lost at the step where you
> distributed A+B.  You must distribute A+B under GPL-only, which makes that
> particular copy of B GPL-only too.  Any dual-licensed copies of B must be
> obtained separately.

I think so.  But this is easily cured by distributing both A+B and B.
This is "mere aggregation" and not covered by the GPL.

John Cowan                                   cowan at
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