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    GPL/LGPL derived from proprietary software/APIs

    Hi,

    I have a question. I am aware that derived work of GPL-licensed software must be GPL as well. However, what about the reverse situation. Could I release GPL-licensed software that derives from proprietary software? (For instance, could I release a GPL toolbox designed to run on MATLAB?)

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    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Re: GPL/LGPL derived from proprietary software/APIs

    I could be wrong, but I think it would have to be LGPL. I do know that the proprietary libraries would have to be dynamically linked and you wouldn't be allowed to compile the libraries into your binaries.
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