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For questions concerning the use of linked libraries such as DLLs and linked JARs.

A linked library, in programming, refers to a set of code that is stored in a special file outside of the main codebase, and referred to internally by the codebase. Examples of these are the Windows .dll files, and Java's compiled .jar files can also be linked as libraries.

These libraries have special legal status in a number of licenses, notably the LGPL, which allows the use of dynamically linked libraries without requiring them to be licensed under the GPL (as the regular GPL would do).

Use this tag on questions regarding the use of linked libraries in open projects.