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This is contrasted with extensions that interface with Sugar Community Edition via web services APIs (i.e., SOAP APIs). These extensions run independently of Sugar Community Edition and can presumably work in the absence of Sugar Community Edition, do not form a larger work, and can therefore be licensed under a non-GPL license.

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