No, for closed source, static linking is very bad. Once it's statically linked, it's part of the program. That means additional license issues, and most importantly, doesn't allow you to update the libraries after release. For example, if UT2004 was statically linked, its sound wouldn't work in any way on current Linux. But since it wasn't, swapping out the ancient OpenAL library with OpenAL Soft makes it work flawlessly.
Originally Posted by mrugiero