[FAQ Alert, ping JDF!] RE: How to make DLLs in cygwin for MSVC and BCB

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Wed Jun 22 18:27:00 GMT 2005

Patrick Rotsaert wrote:

> No problem that my dll will fall under the GPL.
> Just out of curiosity, does this also apply for applications that use my
> DLL?

As far as I understand it, "linking" as defined by the GPL is when you
incorporate code into the running process space.  If you keep them
seperated into different processes (e.g. one program spawns/execs
another) that is not considered linking.  So dynamic linking = yes,
spawning a seperate process and communicating via IPC = no.  But then
again <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#YANALATEYHSMBSI>.


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