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I have used an open source(GPL) control in my .Net application which I am hoping to sell commercially. If I reference this control in an assembly and use that assembly in my application am I only liable to disclose the code for the assembly or will I have to disclose the code for the full application? Thanks Steve

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According to <a href=”http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#DoesTheGPLAllowMoney”>The GPL FAQ</a>, no. You can sell your software with a GPL control so long as you provide access to the GPL module. The rest of the code doesn’t need to be under the GPL, and therefore given out. The Software Freedom Law Center can advise you better on this issue.

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