6 replaced http://opensource.stackexchange.com/ with https://opensource.stackexchange.com/
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  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • If you ask a question, and most people seem confident to answer it without saying IANAL (I am not a lawyer)
    • Probably on-topic
    • This is the "reverse IANAL" test
  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
    • ON TOPIC
    • Most programmers know the answer to this without having to consult a lawyer.
    • For reference, the answer is yes
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • If you ask a question, and most people seem confident to answer it without saying IANAL (I am not a lawyer)
    • Probably on-topic
    • This is the "reverse IANAL" test
  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
    • ON TOPIC
    • Most programmers know the answer to this without having to consult a lawyer.
    • For reference, the answer is yes
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • If you ask a question, and most people seem confident to answer it without saying IANAL (I am not a lawyer)
    • Probably on-topic
    • This is the "reverse IANAL" test
5 Since the SO question is off topic and will probably be deleted again, I changed the link to the Open Source question.
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  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • If you ask a question, and most people seem confident to answer it without saying IANAL (I am not a lawyer)
    • Probably on-topic
    • This is the "reverse IANAL" test
  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
    • ON TOPIC
    • Most programmers know the answer to this without having to consult a lawyer.
    • For reference, the answer is yes
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • If you ask a question, and most people seem confident to answer it without saying IANAL (I am not a lawyer)
    • Probably on-topic
    • This is the "reverse IANAL" test
  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
    • ON TOPIC
    • Most programmers know the answer to this without having to consult a lawyer.
    • For reference, the answer is yes
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • If you ask a question, and most people seem confident to answer it without saying IANAL (I am not a lawyer)
    • Probably on-topic
    • This is the "reverse IANAL" test
4 Added citations and @gnat's example
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  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
    • ON TOPIC
    • Most programmers know the answer to this without having to consult a lawyer.
    • For reference, the answer is yes
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • If you ask a question, and most people seem confident to answer it without saying IANAL (I am not a lawyer)
    • Probably on-topic
    • This is the "reverse IANAL" test

Main contributors: @durron597, @Ixrec, @GlenH7, @gnat

  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
    • ON TOPIC
    • Most programmers know the answer to this without having to consult a lawyer.
    • For reference, the answer is yes
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • Question: Can I legally sell a closed-source program that dynamically links to a GPL'd library?
    • ON TOPIC
    • Most programmers know the answer to this without having to consult a lawyer.
    • For reference, the answer is yes
  • Question: Is the WTFPL a risky license?
    • OFF TOPIC
    • Most programmers could only give a vague claim that MIT/Apache/etc are "probably safer", but would have no legal expertise to back up that opinion
    • This sort of issue has never been tested in court so the honest lawyer answer may simply be "nobody knows yet".
  • If you ask a question, and most people seem confident to answer it without saying IANAL (I am not a lawyer)
    • Probably on-topic
    • This is the "reverse IANAL" test

Main contributors: @durron597, @Ixrec, @GlenH7, @gnat

3 Removed the IANAL question
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2 Added the second and third section of @GlenH7's post
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